Islamabad Church Attack Remembered. By SADAQAT JAN. The Associated Press
19 Mar 2003
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Mourners remembered a U.S. Embassy worker and her daughter with flowers and tributes on Monday, a year after the two were slain in a grenade attack.
Barbara Green, who worked as an assistant in the U.S. Embassy's Human Resources Office, and her daughter, Kristen Wormsley, were killed when assailants hurled grenades into the congregation during a Sunday service at the Protestant International Church in Islamabad on March 17, 2002.
``Barbara was unfailingly sunny and helpful to everyone she met, someone it was impossible not to like,'' Ambassador Nancy Powell said in a brief speech to the remembrance gathering in a leafy corner of the U.S. Embassy's sprawling lawns.
Two other members of the church - a Pakistani and an Afghan - were killed, as was an unidentified person believed to have been one of the attackers. About 45 other people, mostly foreigners, were injured in the attack that was believed to have been carried out by Islamic radicals angered by Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led war against terrorism.
The observance took place next to a memorial for the mother and daughter - a golden metal plaque on a white marble block. A bouquet of white flowers was placed alongside.
``Her mission colleagues remember her professionalism, her good nature, her sense of humor and her many acts of kindness,'' Powell said.
Powell said colleagues and friends had raised money to set up two scholarships for two Pakistani women to attend the Fatima Jinnah Women's University in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.
Powell also said a Barbara Green Award was created for a mission employee who ``makes a significant contribution to the community's morale.''