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Onlookers surrounding the motorbike after the shooting
28 January 2011 Last updated at 05:24 ET

A US consular employee has been charged with murder after two motorcyclists were shot dead on a busy street in the Pakistani city of Lahore, police say.

Raymond David reportedly said he fired his gun in self-defence because the men were pursuing him in his car.

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

Mr David is expected in court later in the Punjab province capital.

Lahore’s police chief, Aslam Tareen, told the BBC Mr David was employed on “security duties” in the consulate.

‘Rambo goes berserk’He did not have diplomatic immunity and was not one of the foreign security personnel allowed to carry firearms, according to the Pakistani authorities.

We will not accept any [American] pressure in this case”

Rana Sanaullah Punjab Law Minister

Mr Tareen said a Glock pistol had been recovered from Mr David and that pistols had also been found on the two men shot dead.

Mr David said in a statement that the motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger had been trying to hijack his vehicle at gunpoint, according to police.

Police said the American told officers that he had withdrawn money from a cash machine shortly before the incident.

Pakistani investigators have said the two men were probably robbers.

The US embassy in Islamabad has confirmed the man involved was a consular official but has not specified his role.

“The US embassy is working with Pakistani authorities to determine the facts,” it said in a statement.

The funerals of the three people killed in the incident are expected to take place later on Friday.

More than 100 protesters blocked the road in the aftermath of Thursday’s incident, setting tyres ablaze.

Policeman beside the car of the attacked US consular worker
Most of the windows of the official’s car were broken

Demonstrators later gathered outside the police station where the foreigner’s car – a white Honda Civic with a Lahore registration plate – was impounded.

Details of the shooting are still unclear, but a salesman, Mohammad Ramzan, told Dawn newspaper that he had seen a foreigner rushing from a car holding a gun.

“Within seconds he trained his gun at two motorcyclists standing at the Qurtaba Chowk traffic signal and opened fire,” Mr Ramzan said.

Police said that the foreigner had used a radio to call colleagues for help immediately after the shooting – and that a second consular car turned up to rescue him.

It is believed the third person killed was run over by the vehicle as it sped to his aid.

The foreigner had tried to flee the scene, but two traffic wardens chased and detained him nearby before handing him over to police, chief traffic officer Ahmad Mobeen told Dawn.

One of the shot motorcyclists has been identified in the Pakistani media as Faizan Haider, who was thought to be in his early 20s.

His older brother reportedly said the dead man had only ever carried a pistol for personal protection, and that the firearm was licensed.

“My brother was innocent, he was not a criminal. We need justice,” he was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.

A headline in The Nation, a right-wing newspaper that often publishes anti-American commentary, said, “‘American Rambo’ goes berserk in Lahore”. It described Mr David as an undercover US spy.

The BBC’s Syed Shoaib Hasan in Pakistan says the incident could inflame anti-American sentiment in the country.

State department spokesman Philip Crowley told journalists in Washington: “We want to make sure that a tragedy like this does not affect the strategic partnership that we’re building with Pakistan.”

“And we’ll work as hard as we can to explain that to the Pakistani people.”

But Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the US would not be allowed to influence Pakistani authorities’ handling of the incident.

“We will not accept any pressure in this case. The guilty will be punished and the innocent will get justice,” he told journalists, reports AFP.

Many Pakistanis resent the US because of regular air strikes carried out by its drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan, and because of America’s role in neighbouring Afghanistan.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12305049

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Raymond David

9                1

 

how the world sees him = RA = 91 = Being in the right/wrong place at the right/wrong time.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Raymond David

9174654 41494         58

his path of destiny = 58 = Civil unrest.  Banishment.  Exile.  Ostracize.  Enforced isolation.  Shunning.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Faizan Haider

6           1

 

the most important thing he can do = FA = 61 = Thou shall not steal.

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