KANSI MIR AIMAL (1964-2003)

KANSI, MIR AIMAL (1964-2003) On 26 January 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi shot and killed two employees of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as they were waiting in their cars to enter the agency’s vast complex located in Langley, Virginia, outside Washington, D C At least one of Kansi’s two victims-Frank Darling-had worked in Pakistan as a communications expert during the height of the Afghan-Soviet war Mir Aimal Kansi was born in Quetta, Balochistan, the only child of Abdullah Jan Kansi, a Pathan tribal malik He took up residence at Herndon, Virginia, only a few minutes by car from CIA’s Langley headquarters After drifting for awhile, he found a job as a courier with Excel Courier Inc, a firm that worked with the CIAOn the evening of 26 January 1993, within hours of having committed the murders, Kansi boarded a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from New York to Karachi

Arriving in Karachi 22 hours later, he boarded a connecting PIA flight to Quetta, his hometown, and went underground Kansi’s name was later to be linked with Ramzi Youssef, who was accused of participating in the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York Kansi was ultimately returned to the United States where a court in Virginia convicted him of the murders and sentenced him to death He was executed in 2002 in Virginia and his body was flown to Pakistan for burial in his native village

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