Thursday, March 02, 2006

US Foreign Service Officer Killed in Paki Suicide Attack

From Reuters:
KARACHI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomb attack outside the U.S. consulate in Karachi killed an American and at least three other people on Thursday, but President George W. Bush said "terrorists" would not stop his visit to Pakistan.

The blast came less than 48 hours before Bush was due to hold talks in Pakistan on Saturday, though he is not expected to visit the southern city of Karachi during his short visit.

The American, identified by Pakistan officials as David Foy, was killed along with his driver and a Pakistani paramilitary trooper in the attack.

A fourth body has not been identified, but police suspect it to be that of a suicide bomber. Police had earlier said five people were killed in the attack.
President Bush announced that he will go ahead with his scheduled Friday visit to Pakistan despite the attack.

David Foy was a Financial Management Officer stationed in Karachi according to the State Department.