US consulate employee killed in Pakistan, police say

Pakistani police say gunmen have shot and killed a local employee of the U.S. consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

Police official Arif Khan says attackers riding on a motorbike struck when Faisal Saeed was walking home Monday in the Gulbahar area of the provincial capital.

Khan said the identity card in Saeed's pocket revealed, and relatives confirmed, that he was employed at the consulate as a computer networking expert.

An official at the U.S. Embassy says they were aware of the report and looking into it.

Militants are active in Peshawar and nearby tribal areas.