Pakistan court sets bail for FBI agent at $10,000

In this photograph taken on May 6, 2014 Pakistani policemen escort an alleged US FBI agent under arrest as they leave the local court in KarachiA Pakistani court on Thursday granted bail to an American FBI agent who was arrested this week for trying to board a plane while carrying ammunition. The agent was arrested at Karachi airport on Monday when security staff found him carrying 15 bullets for a 9mm handgun during routine checks for a flight to the capital Islamabad. A local court in the southern port city approved the bail application and ordered payment of a bond worth one million Pakistani rupees ($10,000), senior police officer Rao Anwar told AFP. A US State Department spokeswoman said: “This individual detained is an employee of the FBI who was on a temporary duty assignment to provide routine assistance to the legal attache at the US mission.

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