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Pakistan: Restaurant Bombing Saturday Injured Several Americans

March 16, 2008

The attacker tossed a small bomb or hand grenade directly into the restuarant courtyard, which is known for serving alcohol to Westerners.

Pakistani police stand guard beside the cordoned off Luna Caprese ...
Pakistani police stand guard beside the cordoned off Luna Caprese Italian restaurant in Islamabad. At least four US FBI agents were among the injured in a bomb attack at a popular restaurant in Pakistan, ABC television reported Sunday.(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Multiple sources said that the attack was under investigation to see whether it was based on the terrorists having learned in advance of the agents’ presence.

In Washington, meanwhile, officials downplayed the possibility that the attack specifically targeted the agents based on advance intelligence.

They cited the relatively small size of the attack — one in which injuries to the agent’s were relatively minor — as part of their rationale. Also the explosive does not appear to have been tossed directly at the agents’ table.

The top agent in the country, U.S. Embassy FBI attache Ray Biteski, suffered serious ear damage, an assistant attache reportedly suffered a concussion and two agents are reported as suffering minor injuries.

The two who suffered minor injuries were treated and released. Biteski and a second agent were med-evaced to Europe.

This was the first bomb attack on U.S. citizens or government personnel in Pakistan since a church bombing in 2002.

ABC’s Pierre Thomas contributed to this report.


Violent anti-coup protest hits Thailand

July 23, 2007

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN, Associated Press Writer

BANGKOK, Thailand – The most violent anti-coup protests to hit Thailand since last year’s military takeover sparked charges Monday against an alleged ringleader and five others, hours after 270 were injured in the three-hour melee.

Thousands of protesters and police squared off Sunday in the Thai capital, leaving about 200 officers and 70 demonstrators injured.

The protest against Thailand’s military-installed government….

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