American citizen working for U.S. government and Pakistani driver shot!

November 12, 2008, Islamabad, Pakistan (–Breaking news–American Steve Vance, a United States government program aid worker, was shot dead in his car Wednesday morning. Vance and his Pakistani driver were shot in their car as they approached the house in Peshwar where Vance ran the U.S. government aid program.

The program is designed to bring development to the lawless tribal region of Pakistan. The area, known as a stronghold of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, was targeted by the program to bring small-scale projects and jobs to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The United States Embassy located in Islamabad confirmed an American citizen and his driver were killed in an attack in Peshawar. According to officials, the U.S. embassy remains coordinating with local law enforcement agencies to determine what happened.

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