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Pakistani scientist faces jail for shooting at FBI agents

A US-educated Pakistani woman who was arrested in Afghanistan and accused of shooting at her US interrogators, has been found guilty of attempted murder by a court in the US.

Aafia Siddiqui was found guilty by a New York court on Wednesday after a 12-member jury reached a unanimous verdict, but said the crime was not premeditated.

Siddiqui showed no emotion as the jury pronounced its verdict – reached after two days of deliberations – but shouted out as the jury members were leaving the court.

"This is a verdict coming from Israel, not America. Your anger should be directed where it belongs. I can testify to this and I have proof," Siddiqui said.

Siddiqui faces up to life in prison when she is sentenced on May 6.

Her lawyers had tried to prove Siddiqui, who reported disturbing hallucinations involving her missing children, was insane. But a judge ruled her fit to stand

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Added: Feb-4-2010 
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