Armed US diplomat kills two in Pakistan

Anti-American sentiment runs high in the mainly Muslim nation.

Armed US diplomat kills two in Pakistan

A U.S. consulate employee shot and killed two people in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, police said.

The American was stopped at a traffic light when two men riding a motorbike stopped near his car.

The American told us that he opened fire "in self-defence" after one of the men pulled out pistol, Lahore police chief Aslam Tarin told Reuters.

The two men sustained injuries and both later died in hospital.

Tarin said a consulate car that came to the scene later struck and killed a pedestrian. He did not give details.

"The foreigner is in our custody at the police station and we are investigating the matter."

Anti-American sentiment runs high in the mainly Muslim nation.


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