(IMAGE: The Deccan Herald)

 

 

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An American man living in Pakistan was ripped right out of his home Saturday.
The LA Times reports...

 

“Gunmen kidnapped an American from his house in the eastern city of Lahore Saturday, carrying out an attack that underscores the risk that U.S. citizens and other foreigners face in a country that has been grappling with Islamic militants for years.”

 

According to some media outlets, this incident was particularly unique. CNN’s Reza Sayah provides this insight...

 

“Yeah, it’s been rare over the past decade. This is the third American that’s been kidnapped here in Pakistan, so they are rare but the way in which this kidnapped was unprecedented. I don’t think we’ve ever seen assailants break into a home to target an American.”

 

The assailants apparently bribed their way past the neighborhood’s gates by offering food to the guards. Details are still coming out about the missing American. The Christian Science Monitor reports:

 

“The abducted man, Warren Weinstein, heads the Pakistan office for consulting firm J.E. Austin Associates, Inc.The firm is working here on ... (USAID) projects, including one to set up small businesses and create jobs in the restive tribal areas. The US has pledged some $7.5 billion in civilian aid over a five year period in a bid to stem militancy and improve relations with the nuclear-armed state.”

 

This is the latest flare up in Pakistan - U.S. relations. The May killing of Osama bin Laden near a Pakistani military base raised tensions. MSNBC reports -- that wasn’t the only incident.

 

“Ties between Washington and Islamabad plummeted this year following the shooting in Lahore of two Pakistanis by a CIA contractor, who was held in jail ... for two months despite pleas by Washington for his release.”

 

Bloomberg reports U.S. officials are currently working with local authorities to secure the man’s release.

 

 

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Gunmen Kidnap American Living in Pakistan

(IMAGE: The Deccan Herald)

 

 

BY BLAKE HANSON

 

You're watching multisource world video news analysis from Newsy.

 

An American man living in Pakistan was ripped right out of his home Saturday.
The LA Times reports...

 

“Gunmen kidnapped an American from his house in the eastern city of Lahore Saturday, carrying out an attack that underscores the risk that U.S. citizens and other foreigners face in a country that has been grappling with Islamic militants for years.”

 

According to some media outlets, this incident was particularly unique. CNN’s Reza Sayah provides this insight...

 

“Yeah, it’s been rare over the past decade. This is the third American that’s been kidnapped here in Pakistan, so they are rare but the way in which this kidnapped was unprecedented. I don’t think we’ve ever seen assailants break into a home to target an American.”

 

The assailants apparently bribed their way past the neighborhood’s gates by offering food to the guards. Details are still coming out about the missing American. The Christian Science Monitor reports:

 

“The abducted man, Warren Weinstein, heads the Pakistan office for consulting firm J.E. Austin Associates, Inc.The firm is working here on ... (USAID) projects, including one to set up small businesses and create jobs in the restive tribal areas. The US has pledged some $7.5 billion in civilian aid over a five year period in a bid to stem militancy and improve relations with the nuclear-armed state.”

 

This is the latest flare up in Pakistan - U.S. relations. The May killing of Osama bin Laden near a Pakistani military base raised tensions. MSNBC reports -- that wasn’t the only incident.

 

“Ties between Washington and Islamabad plummeted this year following the shooting in Lahore of two Pakistanis by a CIA contractor, who was held in jail ... for two months despite pleas by Washington for his release.”

 

Bloomberg reports U.S. officials are currently working with local authorities to secure the man’s release.

 

 

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