Three will die, three go free in Taxila Presbyterian hospital attack verdict
A Pakistani anti-terrorist court yesterday sentenced three militant Muslims to death for their deadly attack on the Christian Hospital in Taxila in August 2002. However, charges against three other suspects in the attack, which killed four women and injured more than two dozen other workers, were freed for lack of evidence.

There's no word from early press reports about Maulana Abdul Jabbar, who was arrested last July, and whom police said was the mastermind behind this and other attacks on Christians in the country. The South Asia Tribune, however, reported this week that Jabbar, leader of a group called Jamaat-ul-Furqaan, is still being questioned.

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