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Pak acquits 4 suspects in 2002 car blast

The appeals court in Pakistan threw out the death sentence and life imprisonment for the four, ruling the earlier trial court decision.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 17:26 IST

A Pakistani court on Tuesday acquitted four terror suspects convicted in a 2002 car bombing outside the US Consulate in Karachi that killed 14 Pakistanis, lawyers said.

The appeals court threw out the death sentence and life imprisonment for the four, ruling the earlier trial court decision against them was based on "flawed evidence," defence lawyer Abdul Waheed Katpar said.

The suspects -- Mohammed Hanif, Mohammed Imran, Mohammed Sharib and Hafiz Zubair -- were arrested following the June 2002 car bombing near the US diplomatic mission in the southern port of Karachi. No Americans were killed.