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Americans Warned Of Retaliation Attacks

Tue., Nov. 11, 1997

The State Department cautioned Americans traveling abroad to be aware of the potential for retaliation against American interests by sympathizers of Mir Aimal Kasi, the Pakistani man convicted Monday of killing two CIA employees.

Kasi, 33, was convicted by a jury in suburban Fairfax, Va., of the 1993 killings outside CIA headquarters. He was found him guilty of one count of capital murder, one count of first-degree murder and three counts of malicious wounding.

He was sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction, and the jury was returning today to decide whether he would receive the death penalty for the capital murder conviction.

In a written advisory, the State Department said “the potential exists for retaliation by Kasi’s sympathizers against American interests.”

It said U.S. government installations abroad have been instructed to review their security precautions.

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