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Former U.S. Consulate Employee Shot Dead In Pakistan

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Former U.S. Consulate Employee Shot Dead In Pakistan

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Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) – Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead a former U.S. consulate employee in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said.

Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at Faisal Saeed, 30, outside his residence in Peshawar, senior police official Najibur Rehman told AFP.

He said Saeed was a former employee of the U.S. consulate in Peshawar. The U.S. embassy in Islamabad did not immediately comment on the incident when contacted by AFP.

Peshawar is a frontline city in Pakistan’s battle against Islamist insurgents. Since July 2007, Pakistan has been gripped by a local Taliban-led insurgency, concentrated largely in the northwest.

The government says more than 40,000 people have been killed in Pakistan by Taliban and Al-Qaeda-led militants, who oppose the country’s alliance with the United States.

AFP Photo/A Majeed

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2 Comments

  1. Sand_Cat February 10, 2014

    Have John McCain and Lindsey Graham called for bombing yet, or just to impeach Obama? Oh, wait: this guy was a Pakistani. Never mind.

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  2. daniel bostdorf February 11, 2014

    Saeed was an employee of the U.S. Consulate. Reached by phone, a friend said that Saeed, 30, worked as a computer programmer at the consulate….

    Computer programmer i charge of updating the consultae website….that is all…

    Tragic!

    Here is a photo from his twitter account….

    Reply

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