American Held in Pakistan Worked for CIA, U.S. Officials Say

Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2011

The American detained in Pakistan in the killing of two armed men was working secretly in the country for the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. officials say, a revelation that underlines the sharp souring in relations between U.S. and Pakistani spy agencies.

The disclosures about Raymond Davis, a former Army Special Forces soldier who worked as a contractor in Pakistan for the CIA, might complicate U.S. efforts to secure his release and exacerbate growing tensions between the two spy agencies. Pakistani intelligence officials say they weren’t informed by the U.S. about Mr. Davis’s role with the CIA and warned that the case may have damaged ties beyond repair.

Mr. Davis has been held by Pakistani authorities in the eastern city of Lahore since late January.

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