US man on Pakistan murder charges

 BBC News

A US consular employee has appeared in court charged with the murder of two motorcyclists who were shot dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Raymond Davis told the court he had fired his gun in self-defence.

Another person was run over and killed by a vehicle carrying Mr Davis’s colleagues as they came to his aid, police and witnesses have said.

The man involved in the shooting was a consular official, said the US embassy in Islamabad. It did not give his role.

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