Middle East

September 2, 2009

Pakistani minister critical of Taliban injured in assassination attempt

Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Pakistan's religious affairs minister, narrowly escaped assassination Wednesday as gunmen ambushed his official car, shooting him and killing his driver.The highest-profile attack on a senior government official in recent years, it was likely to be the work of Islamic extremists. Kazmi is a moderate who's been critical of Pakistan's Taliban militants.

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