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US embassy car kills motorcyclist in Pakistan, police takes custody of vehicle

Islamabad: A US embassy car hit a motorcycle here in Pakistan on Saturday, killing a man on the spot and injuring one other.

 US embassy car kills motorcyclist in Pakistan, police takes custody of vehicle

Pakistani journalists examine a car of American diplomat parked inside a police station after an accident in Islamabad, Pakistan. AP

The US defence air attache, who was driving the white Land Cruiser, hit the motorcyclists near Islamabad's Daman-e-Koh area.

The US official was not arrested owing to their diplomatic immunity, however, the police took custody of the vehicle.

A statement released by the US Embassy confirmed the accident.

The embassy is in contact with the local authorities to probe into the incident, the statement added.

“The embassy has been cooperating in the investigation,” a police official said.

Police also said that the white colour SUV was driven by Colonel Joseph Emanuel at the time of the accident.

In 2011, American intelligence operative Raymond Davis, 42, was arrested in Lahore on charges of killing two Pakistani citizens and thus kicked off a huge diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

Pakistani authorities had charged him with murder, but the Obama administration insisted he is an "administrative and technical official" attached to its Lahore consulate and has diplomatic immunity.

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Updated Date: Apr 07, 2018 22:17:47 IST

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