4 Militants Held In Fatal Attack On Christians In Pakistani Town

September 9, 2009

Author: Salman Masood and Waqar Gillani

Source: The New York Times


Police officials said Wednesday that four militants belonging to two banned groups had been arrested and accused of involvement in the killings of Christians and riots in a Punjabi town on Aug. 1.

At least seven people were killed when armed mobs of Muslims attacked a Christian colony in Gojra, a shabby town in Punjab Province, over a claim that a Koran had been defiled.

More than 100 houses belonging to Christians were burned, and dozens of people were wounded in the riots, which sent shock waves across the country.