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6 die in attack

Karachi, Oct. 3 (Reuters): Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Shia worshippers in the Pakistani port city of Karachi today, killing six people and wounding eight, police said.

Two or three gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire with automatic weapons on a government bus carrying the worshippers to Friday prayers, Tariq Jameel, a deputy inspector general of police, said. Ambulance workers and doctors said five people died on the spot and a sixth died later in hospital.

Most victims were employees of Pakistanís Space & Upper Atmospheric Research Commission, using a company bus.

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