Pakistan’s diplomatic officials come under attack in Kabul

KABUL: A gun attack was carried out against Pakistan s diplomatic officials in Kabul, leaving a security guard seriously wounded, ARY News reported on Friday.

The gun attack was carried out at a time when Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani was walking in the garden of Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul, sources said.

According to sources, multiple gunshots were fired on Pakistan’s embassy, however, Chargé d’Affaires Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani escaped unhurt.

A security guard received three bullets in his chest and was immediately shifted to the hospital for medical assistance.

Pakistan Embassy spokesperson Tahir Noorani told ARY News that gunshots were fired by unidentified assailants from outside the building. He said that all diplomatic officials of the Pakistan Embassy were safe.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the ‘assassination attempt’ on Pakistan s Head of Mission in Kabul. He wrote on Twitter, “I strongly condemn dastardly assassination attempt on 🇵🇰 Head of Mission, Kabul.”

“Salute to brave security guard, who took bullet to save his life. Prayers for the swift recovery of security guard. I demand immediate investigation & action against perpetrators of this heinous act,” he added.

Following the gun attack, Pakistan temporarily recalled Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani and other diplomatic staff.






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