US promises cooperation in Lahore incident probe

The United States has said it would cooperate fully with Pakistani investigation into an incident in Lahore, after an American consulate worker shot dead two men.

“Well, this happened within Pakistan. There’s a Pakistani investigation. We will cooperate fully,” Philip J Crowley, State Department spokesman said, confirming the American worker’s involvement in the incident.

However, the spokesman added, the State Department has not released the name of the US Lahore consulate employee.

“I can confirm that an employee at the US Consulate in Lahore was involved in Thursday incident. It is under investigation. We have not released the identity of our employee at this point. And reports of a particular identity that are circulating through the media are incorrect”, he said.