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Snowden worked at US embassy in Delhi, report says

Published on Jan 13, 2014 10:22 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden worked briefly at the US embassy in India almost three years before revealing the scale of his country's surveillance programmes, according to a report on Monday.

The former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor arrived in New Delhi in September 2010 "to assist as a technical expert" at the US embassy, according to Foreign Policy magazine.

The American magazine, citing an unnamed source, did not say what Snowden was working on at the embassy during his short stay in the Indian capital.

The embassy in New Delhi did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment or confirmation.

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