WEAPONS, SURVEILLANCE GEAR FOUND IN “HIT AND RUN” CAR BY POLICE
By Gordon Duff and Raja Mujtaba for Veterans Today and Opinion Maker
An American “technical advisor” named Raymond Davis, is in police custody in Lahore, Pakistan after a bizarre incident that led to the death of three Pakistanis, one a pedestrian killed in a motor accident and two witness/bystanders killed by gunfire.
Davis, driving a rented car containing automatic weapons and advanced surveillance gear, of Israeli manufacture, was heading toward Mozang Chongi, a market district in Lahore that has been the scene of terror bombings in the past, bombings local residents suspect American contractors such as Davis have had a role in.
Local residents are flooding the streets at reports that Davis is going to be released and sent back to the United States.
Witnesses claim that Davis struck and killed a cyclist, Ibadur Rahman, a local trader and attempted to flee the scene in heavy traffic. Two witnesses blocked his path and got off their bicycles and approached his car. One was carrying a licensed weapon but those at the scene indicate it had not been drawn.
Davis, aided by a security team in a chase vehicle, gunned down the two civilians.
The US Consulate has claimed that the cyclist, Ibadur Rahman, was killed elsewhere by a Consulate vehicle with diplomatic plates. Witnesses and police dispute this claim.
The Consulate further has characterized the incident as an attempted robbery, something also disputed by police and witnesses.
There has been a long history of acrimony between police and security forces in Pakistan who have long complained of American “black ops” contractors operating in Pakistan. In July 2009, four American security contractors, with bothweapons and explosives, were arrested outside a nuclear weapons development facility near Kahuta, Pakistan.