Crime History: Pakistani man kills two at entrance to CIA headquarters

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On this day, Jan. 25, in 1993, a Pakistani national shot five people, killing two, near the entrance of the CIA headquarters in Langley.

Mir Aimal Kasi, a courier living in Reston, bought an assault rifle from a Chantilly gun store and hatched the idea to kill Americans. He was angry with U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

About 8 a.m., Kasi stopped his station wagon behind traffic waiting at a red light, got out and began shooting commuters in their cars as they waited to turn into the CIA headquarters.

Within seconds, Kasi killed CIA employees Lansing Bennett, 66, and Frank Darling, 28.

Kasi fled the country. He was captured by FBI agents in Pakistan in 1997 and brought back to the U.S. to stand trial. He was executed in 2002.

- Scott McCabe

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