US embassy car kills motorcyclist in Pakistan

A US embassy car hit a motorcycle here in Pakistan today, killing a man on the spot, according to a media report.

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

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.

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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