Rescue workers move the body of a policeman, who was killed in a bomb blast on a bus, in a mortuary van outside Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Hospital morgue in Karachi February 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
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A parked car bomb targeting Pakistan's elite police commando force killed at least 12 officers and wounded 55 people in the southern city of Karachi Thursday, police said, raising doubts about the success of an ongoing peace process with the Pakistani Taliban.Shahid, the Taliban spokesman, said the militants carried out the bombing to avenge the killing of their associates at the hands of police and paramilitary rangers. He said that until there was a formal cease-fire in place with the government, the Taliban would continue such attacks.The Pakistani Taliban, formally called Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, are separate from the Taliban fighting NATO-forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Although the two groups share similar ideology, the Pakistani Taliban have focused their fight against the Pakistani government.
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