Gunmen kill 3 TV station employees in Pakistan

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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed three employees of a television news channel.

Police official Javed Odho said the driver, a technician and a security staffer for the private Express News channel were all killed in the attack Friday on one of the station's vans in the southern city of Karachi.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. The group said that channel and other media outlets had supported the government in its war against the militants.

The media outlet was attacked twice last year. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for one of the incidents.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says five journalists were killed in 2013 in Pakistan, making it the fourth-deadliest country in the world for journalists.