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Police: Gunmen attack Pakistan spy agency offices

Police: Gun and bomb attack hits Pakistani spy agency's offices, killing 1 and wounding 20

Police: Gunmen attack Pakistan spy agency offices

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- A police official in Pakistan says gunmen using explosives have attacked a compound housing the offices of the country's top spy agency, killing one person and wounding others.

Deputy inspector general Javed Odho said Wednesday that the gunmen exchanged fire with security officials into the night at the compound in the Sukkur district.

Odho said there were multiple blasts before gunmen attacked the offices. Odho said at least one person was dead and about 20 others wounded.

Odho said it seems the regional office of Pakistan's top intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, was the target of the attack on the compound, which houses other government offices as well. Agency officials could not be immediately reached for comment, though they typically don't speak publicly with journalists.