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U.S. diplomat involved in the accident allowed to leave Pakistan



A US diplomat allegedly involved in a motor vehicle accident that killed a motorcyclist has left Pakistan, a US state spokesman said on Monday, two days after the diplomat reported was prevented from leaving the South Asian country.

"We can confirm that the American diplomat involved in a tragic car accident in Islamabad on April 7 has left Pakistan," the spokesperson said in an e-mail to Reuters.

The spokesman failed to identify the US diplomat

Pakistani newspapers reported that the American, identified as a military attache, was blocked on Saturday after leaving Pakistan, forcing US military aircraft to travel without him ,

On Friday, an Islamabad court ruled that the American's diplomatic immunity may not apply in road traffic in which his vehicle allegedly hits a motorcycle killing 22-year-old driver according to the Nation and Express Tribune newspapers.


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