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2003-10-03 India-Pakistan
Five die in Pakistan bus attack
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Posted by Paul Moloney 2003-10-03 8:38:10 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [294 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Most of the dead and wounded were employees of Pakistan's Space & Upper Atmospheric Research Commission, using a company bus. An off-duty Pakistani soldier traveling on the bus was also among the dead, police Inspector Arshad Afridi said. The attack occurred on a deserted road near the space research commission's center in the Maripur area on the outskirts of Karachi. "The incident occurred only yards away from a private security check post, but unfortunately the guards there were not armed," said Afridi. Usman Azad, a supervisor at a local security firm, said gunfire blazed for more than a minute. "My security guards standing only yards away could do nothing because they had no weapons," he said. "Then the killers fled in the direction of a nearby village." There were conflicting reports about the number of gunmen involved. Shahid, who said he saw the attack, said he saw a couple of gunmen running away on foot. "They attacked the bus from two sides," he told Reuters.

Since these were government employees of the Pak Space program (missile research), I'm sure the Pak police will take more interest in going after the perps.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-3 11:35:58 AM||   2003-10-3 11:35:58 AM|| Front Page Top

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