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Arrested U.S. Official Is Actually CIA Contractor

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In this Jan. 28 file photo, Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S., center, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP)
In this Jan. 28 file photo, Pakistani security officials escort Raymond Allen Davis, a U.S., center, to a local court in Lahore, Pakistan. (AP)

An American jailed in Pakistan for the fatal shooting of two armed men was secretly working for the CIA and scouting a neighborhood when he was arrested, a disclosure likely to further frustrate U.S. government efforts to free the man and strain relations between two countries partnered in a fragile alliance in the war on terror.

Raymond Allen Davis, 36, had been working as a CIA security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Lahore, according to former and current U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk publicly about the incident.

Raymond Allen Davis, 36, had been working as a CIA security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Lahore, according to former and current U.S. officials.

This program aired on February 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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