ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Soviet military attache was shot to death in his car today by a man who had been seeking to emigrate to the Soviet Union, Pakistani officials said.
Government officials said Col. F. Gorenkov, an assistant military attache at the Soviet Embassy, was killed after stopping his car to talk to a man.
The attacker was overpowered by passers-by and handed over to police, the officials said.
The officials identified the assailant only as Zafar. They said he was from Lahore, in eastern Pakistan, and had been seeking to emigrate to the Soviet Union for some time.
He recently went to Bangladesh in an attempt to get a visa to go to the Soviet Union, the officials said.