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Two Americans Among Pakistan Dead

March 17, 2002

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) _ Two attackers hurled grenades into a Protestant church filled with Sunday worshippers, killing five people _ including two Americans _ and wounding about 40, police and U.S. officials said.

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad confirmed the American deaths but did not release the victims’ identities. The nationalities of the other three killed were unavailable.

Police said 10 Americans were among the 40 injured, along with 12 Pakistanis, five Iranians, one Iraqi, one Ethiopian, one German and a Sri Lankan diplomat, police said.

Senior Police Official Nasir Khan Durrani described the attack as ``a terrorist act.″

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