March 30, 2002 |
Investigators have concluded that the man who killed four Christian worshipers here blew himself up with high explosives and say the technically sophisticated assault suggests he had expert training. Pakistani police supported by FBI agents arrested more than a dozen suspected members of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network in raids Thursday and are probing for possible links to the March 17 church attack, a senior Pakistani government official said Friday.
February 2, 2002 |
An e-mail message believed to have been sent by the kidnappers of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl claimed Friday that he had been killed because their demands for the release of Pakistani terror suspects had not been met. "We have killed Mr. Danny Now Mr bush can find his body in the grave yards of Karachi we have thrown him there," the message read. "The Reason why we killed him is because US killed so many people in Afghanistan and other parts of the world."
March 23, 2002 |
The State Department on Friday ordered all but essential employees at the U.S. Embassy and three consulates in Pakistan to return home, a move that signaled serious concern with security in the country. The order was issued five days after an embassy employee and her 17-year-old daughter were killed along with three others in a grenade attack on a Christian church in the diplomatic quarter of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. Secretary of State Colin L.
March 18, 2002 |
An unidentified attacker rushed into the Protestant International Church here Sunday and hurled several grenades, killing five people, including two Americans, and leaving more than 40 people injured. It was the second assault on a Christian church in Pakistan since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Killed in Sunday's attack, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m., were a U.S.
November 18, 1997 |
The bodies of four U.S. oil company employees shot in a highway ambush in Pakistan last week were returned to their families in Houston. Four coffins covered with U.S. flags were unloaded from a chartered jet at Ellington Field, placed in hearses and driven to a private hangar where about 50 relatives were waiting. Funerals for the men--Ephraim Egbu, Joel Enlow, Larry Jennings and Tracy Ritchie--are scheduled for Wednesday. All were auditors for Houston-based Union Texas Petroleum Holdings Inc.
November 12, 1997 |
Four U.S. citizens and a Pakistani were killed early today when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in Karachi, sources said. Details of the shooting were sketchy, but it is believed that the Americans were auditors who worked for a Houston-based oil company, Union Texas Petroleum. Their identities had not been released. Authorities in the violence-racked southern port city said a red car came up behind the vehicle in which the Americans were riding.
March 9, 1995 |
American diplomats used to say that, to be safe in this, Pakistan's biggest, most trouble-plagued city, you needed the same dose of street smarts required in New York or Los Angeles. Avoid bad neighborhoods. Stay away from crowds. Be alert. But things took a nastier turn here last autumn and got even worse this year.
August 22, 1999 |
South Asia The downing of a Pakistani military aircraft by India on Aug. 10 further raised the temperature on the simmering subcontinent. Other developments of interest to travelers: Pakistan: Growing evidence indicates that "extremists based in Afghanistan are preparing to attack U.S. interests in Pakistan in the near future," the State Department announced while renewing its long-standing travel warning on Pakistan.
July 13, 2011
A decision by the United States to suspend $800 million in military aid to Pakistan is both understandable and regrettable. Understandable because this country clearly feels the need to respond to provocations unworthy of an ally, but regrettable because the suspension could have the effect of increasing anti-Americanism in Pakistan and complicating joint efforts to fight terrorism. In discussing the cutoff, White House Chief of Staff William Daley said that Pakistanis "have taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we were giving to their military.
January 8, 1991 |
The State Department today urged Americans who don't have pressing business in Pakistan to leave the country due to "unsettled conditions" resulting from the Persian Gulf crisis. The department urged Americans planning to visit Pakistan to put off their travel if they can. It said Americans already in the country, including non-essential U.S. government personnel and their families, should leave.