Washington: The Pentagon has released excerpts from an investigation that confirms that a Pakistani wearing the uniform of a local militia was responsible for the shooting death of US Army Maj. Larry J. Bauguess in May 2007.

The incident happened on the Pakistan side of the Afghan border, following a meeting between US, Afghan and Pakistani soldiers meant to reduce tensions along the frontier.

Until now, Washington had kept quiet about a Pakistani role in Bauguess's death. It initially reported that he died of wounds sustained by "enemy small arms fire," without mentioning a Pakistani gunman.

On Tuesday the Pentagon released excerpts from its investigation. It said the Pakistani who shot the US soldier was in the uniform of a militia that reports to the Pakistani Army.

(Agencies)