US Envoy Dodges Gun Attack in Pakistan

Gunman blocks path, opens fire
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2008 4:18 AM CDT
A Pakistani examines a collapsed portion of a girls' school near Peshwar destroyed by militants earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
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(Newser) – The top official in a US consulate in Pakistan and two others escaped serious injury today when a gunman opened fire on their car, CNN reports. Official Lynne Tracey, her bodyguard and driver were heading to the consulate office in violence-wracked Peshawar when their car was blocked by a shooter in a  Land Cruiser. Tracey's driver threw the car in reverse and sped off as two bullets hit the engine, but no one inside was hurt.