Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s sole Christian minister, is assassinated in Islamabad –the second liberal minister killed this year who spoke out against anti-blasphemy laws

by Karin Brulliard and Shaiq Hussain

Shahbaz Bhatti, the sole Christian cabinet member in majority-Muslim Pakistan, was shot multiple times by gunmen who surrounded his car as he left for work from his mother’s house, near his home in a residential neighborhood. The attackers fled, but fliers scattered at the scene bore the names of the militant Islamist groups Punjabi Taliban and al-Qaeda.

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