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CIA's top spy is pulled from Pakistan


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Current and former U.S. intelligence officials say the CIA's top spy in Pakistan has been pulled out of the country for safety reasons.

The officials say the CIA's station chief was in transit Thursday after he was named in a lawsuit in Pakistan. It's an unusual move for the U.S. and represents a complication in the war on terror.

Two of the officials say the man faced threats on his life. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.

The CIA officer was identified earlier this month in a suit filed by a Pakistani man who claims he lost his son and brother in an American drone missile attack in the country's northwest frontier.

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