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American Abducted in Pakistan Doyle/Thinkstock(LAHORE, Pakistan) -- An American citizen was abducted by gunmen Saturday from his house in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

BBC News reports that the man, identified by the U.S. embassy as Warren Weinstein, was taken from his home by eight kidnappers who attacked his house in the early morning hours.

Weinstein was living in Pakistan for seven years and was due to return to the U.S. on Aug. 15.

U.S. embassy spokesman Alberto Rodriguez announced that the organization is working closely with Pakistani authorities on the case.

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