Guards killed by suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's Karachi
A suicide bomber killed several guards by driving an explosives-laden car into the home of a senior police official in Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub Karachi on Monday, Reuters reported.
Senior Superintendent of Police Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam, who survived the attack, told reporters that he has received threats from militant groups, including the al Qaeda-linked Pakistani Taliban.
"I was sleeping when they carried out this cowardly act and rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into my house," said Aslam.
"I will not be cowed. I will teach a lesson to generations of militants."
Police Chief Saud Mirza told Reuters a suicide bomber carried out the attack and that some members of Aslam's family were trapped under rubble.
Several of Aslam's guards were killed, Aslam said.
Karachi is Pakistan's most unstable city. Aside from militancy, it is plagued by ethnic and political violence which has reached its worst level in 15 years.
The blast left a huge crater and much of Aslam's house was destroyed.