2002 Idara Amn-o-Insaf attack

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2002 Idara Amn-o-Insaf attack
Date September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)[1]
Target Christian community of Pakistan
Attack type
Shooting
Deaths 7[1]
Non-fatal injuries
1
Victims 8
Perpetrators 2

On 25 September 2002, two gunmen[2] conducted an attack on the Idara-e-Amn-o-Insaf near Rimpa Plaza in the Karachi, Pakistan.[3][4] The two gunmen entered the building with TT pistols and made the entire office staff hostage. Then, they blind-folded them and killed them one-by-one.[2][5] Six died on the spot while one in the hospital.[2]

Background[edit]

Idara Amn-o-Insaf is a Christian charity based in Karachi, Pakistan. It was formed in 1974 with financial assistance of the World Council of Churches.[3][6]

Victims[edit]

Following were the seven victims who died:[2]

  • Iqbal Allah Rakha, 40
  • Benjiman Sadiq, 26
  • Kamran Anjum, 25
  • Jan Muneer, 30
  • Aslam Martin, 45
  • Mushtaq Roshan, 51
  • Edwin Foster, 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gunmen 'execute' Pakistan Christians". 25 September 2002 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d "Seven Christians shot dead in Karachi". 26 September 2002.
  3. ^ a b "Idara-e-Amn-o-Insaf never recovered from the attack that left seven staffers dead". www.thenews.com.pk.
  4. ^ "Rimpa Plaza attack: Surviving Christian goes to court - The Express Tribune". 16 December 2010.
  5. ^ Khan, Kamran (26 September 2002). "Gunmen Kill 7 Christians at Karachi Charity" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  6. ^ "Pakistan's Christians under siege". 25 September 2002 – via news.bbc.co.uk.