NEW YORK An American jury on Wednesday returned a guilty verdict against Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani neuroscientist who is accused of shooting at US interrogators in Afghanistan, after more than two weeks of trial in a Manhattan Federal Court. The decision came two days after Dr. Siddiquis case was sent to the jury, which is composed of 7 women and five men, as soon as prosecution and defence lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments. According to the prosecution, Ms. Siddiqui, 37, grabbed a US warrant officers rifle while she was detained for questioning in July 2008 at a police station in Ghazni and fired at FBI agents and military personnel as she was pushed down to the ground. None of the US soldiers or FBI agents were injured, but US-educated Ms. Siddiqui was shot. She was charged with attempted murder and assault and other crimes and faces 20 years in prison if convicted. She had vehemently denied these charges. Aafia Siddique, wearing a white headscarf, was present in the court when the jury foreman read out the verdict, declaring her guilty on all seven counts. As soon as the verdict was read out, she shouted this is not a verdict of American people. 'I know where it is coming from, she added. Some legal experts believe Ms. Siddiquis decision to testify against the advice of her lawyers, had a negative effect. Her testimony, although spirited, left several gaps. This was clear from the way the prosecution on Monday picked holes in her narrative, and went on to accuse her of lying and planning to destroy New York City landmarks. Ms. Siddiqui was facing one count of attempting to kill US nationals abroad; one count of attempting to kill US officers and employees; one count of armed assault of US officers and employees; one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and three counts of assault of US officers and employees. Before adjourning Tuesday afternoon, the jury went over the testimonies of Ms. Siddiqui, Captain Robert Snyder of US Army, who accused her of picking an unsecured gun and firing two shots; FBI Special Agent Gordon Hurley, who was first to inspect the crime scene; and two Afghan police officers Abdul Qadeer and Bashir. The jurors also examined the M-4 rifle that Ms. Siddiqui is alleged to have brandished at US personnel. Before the jury went into deliberation on Monday, Defence lawyer Charles Swift said the group must consider facts as against fear, which the prosecution sought to create by portraying Ms. Siddiqui, a frail woman, as some sort of a commando threatening the US. He said there was no physical evidence that the M-4 rifle had ever been fired, since no bullets, shell casings or bullet fragments were recovered and no high-velocity bullet holes detected. Also, there was no evidence that the M-4 was ever fired. No gunpowder residue was found on fabrics or clothing, he added. Human rights groups had declared Ms Siddiqui missing for five years before the incident in July, when she was arrested outside the Governors office in Ghazni. Her lawyers have said she may be a victim of torture and believe she was kidnapped with her children in March 2003 in Karachi and secretly held in custody for the past five years reportedly at Bagram air base near Kabul.