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Police say gunmen shoot, kill a local US Embassy employee in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD — Police say gunmen have killed a local employee of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, though a motive for the attack is still unclear.

PHOTO: Pakistani mourners carry the casket of Iqbal Baig, a local employee of the U.S. Embassy after his funeral prayers in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, July 26, 2015. Police say gunmen have killed Baig, though a motive for the attack is still unclear. Baig was killed early Sunday morning at his home. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Pakistani mourners carry the casket of Iqbal Baig, a local employee of the U.S. Embassy after his funeral prayers in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, July 26, 2015. Police say gunmen have killed Baig, though a motive for the attack is still unclear. Baig was killed early Sunday morning at his home. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Police identified the dead employee as Iqbal Baig, saying he worked for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. They say Baig was killed early Sunday morning at his home.

The U.S. Embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Pakistani police officer Khalid Awan, who confirmed Baig's slaying, said U.S. Embassy security officials had visited the crime scene.

Baig belonged to a minority Muslim Shiite sect known as the Ismaili. Ismailis largely live in peace in Sunni-dominated Pakistan, though Islamic extremists in the country view Shiites as heretics. Gunmen in May shot and killed 50 Ismailis in the southern port city of Karachi.

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