Man with US passport blows himself up in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities said militant who blew himself up in southern Pak during a raid by security forces was carrying a US and a Pakistani passport.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2011, 22:01 PM IST

Karachi: Pakistani authorities say a militant
who blew himself up in southern Pakistan during a raid by
security forces was carrying a US and a Pakistani passport.

On Saturday a statement by Pakistan`s paramilitary Rangers said
the dead man had been identified as Saeed Abdul Salam.

The statement says he detonated an explosive device Thursday
when troops raided his apartment in the port city of Karachi.

The US Embassy could not immediately confirm the
development.

The statement says Salam had divorced his wife a month
ago and was living with four children, who were unharmed.
Karachi is home to around 18 million people and is the capital
of Sindh province. Several al Qaeda and Taliban operatives
have been captured or killed there in recent years.

PTI