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Controversy Regarding Status of U.S. Official Involved in Shootings in Lahore

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2017


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Contemporary Practice of The United States Relating to International Law
Copyright ©by the American Society of International Law,2011

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1 U.S. official Shoots Two Pakistanis to Death, N.Y. Times, Jan. 28, 2011, at A6; U.S. Consulate Employee Held in 2 Deaths, Wash. Post, Jan. 28, 2011, at A8; Karin Brulliard & Aoun Sahi, U.S. Diplomat Says He Killed in Self-Defense, Wash. Post, Jan. 29, 2011, at A6.

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