1. US embassy employee shot dead in Islamabad

US embassy employee shot dead in Islamabad

A Pakistani employee of the US embassy has reportedly been shot dead in Islamabad.

By: | Karachi | Published: July 26, 2015 8:20 PM

A Pakistani employee of the US embassy has reportedly been shot dead in Islamabad.

Police said that the man, identified as Iqbal Baig, worked for the US Drug Enforcement Agency, reported The Express Tribune.

Police officer Khalid Awan said that the embassy’s security officials have visited the crime scene.

The motive of the attack however, is still unclear.

Baig belonged to the minority community, Ismaili, which has recently been the target of sectarian violence in Pakistan.

At least 45 people, including women and children, belonging to the Ismaili community, were killed by half a dozen gunmen inside a bus in Karachi on May 13 this year.

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