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'Pak likely to release US diplomat'

world Updated: Feb 05, 2011 12:16 IST

Pakistani officials are indicating that a US diplomat charged with murder in Pakistan may soon be released. Raymond Davis works at the US consulate in Lahore. US officials say Pakistan should recognize his diplomatic immunity. They say he acted in self-defense in shooting and killing two armed men.

Two Pakistani officials in the United States told The Associated Press they expect Davis to be released in days, once a Pakistani court goes over documents US officials have submitted to prove Davis' diplomatic status. The Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive diplomatic matter.