Saturday, March 3, 2007

Pakistan: Three Dead, Ten Injured In Cycle Bomb Attack On Anti-Terror Judge

A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded in Multan, Pakistan, on Friday morning, injuring an anti-terror judge whose car was passing the spot where the bicycle was parked. Three people were killed, including the driver of the judge's car and two constables who were guarding him. The judge, Bashir Ahmed Bhatti, and nine other people were injured.

Judge Bhatti was scheduled to hear a case against Malik Ishaq, chief of the Islamic terrorist organization Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, beginning Monday.

Police believe the bomb was detonated by remote-control as the car approached.

Pakistan's Dawn has more details, including this note:
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has announced a compensation of Rs500,000 for the heirs of each of the deceased, free education for their children, full salary till their retirement age and jobs for their children on attaining the required age.
If only America treated the families of her fallen heroes half as well...