Investigation launched into attack on US citizen in Khi: State Dept

WASHINGTON: US State Department has said that investigation is being carried out into attack on American citizen in Karachi.

Marie Harf, acting spokesperson for State Department, said, “We have seen the reports that a US citizen was injured in a shooting incident in Karachi. Our consulate general there is in close contact with Pakistani authorities and is working to obtain more information. The local police authorities in Pakistan are handling the investigation.”

Harf also gave details of the conversation between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US Secretary of State John Kerry. She said, “Kerry spoke with PM Sharif on April 14th about a range of issues including Yemen and the release on bail of the alleged mastermind of Mumbai attack, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.”

To a question, she said sending troops to Yemen is Pakistan’s internal matter.