The Consulate General of Afghanistan in Karachi in southern Pakistan Monday, February 6, 2017, was shot dead by an Afghan diplomat. According to officials, the murder was the result of a personal dispute. And the shot is also a citizen of Afghanistan, reports
The victim of a gunshot attack was the third Secretary of the Consulate. The slain diplomat was identified as Mohammed Zaki, reported with reference to data of the police of Karachi.
The murder was committed by an employee of a private guard who was subsequently arrested, a spokesman for the local police Sahib Ismail. «The guard used his gun, firing several bullets,» — said the policeman. Ismail said that a murderer is a citizen of Afghanistan.
Another COP, Deputy chief inspector of Azad Khan, said that the shooting was the result of personal bickering. The police ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. «This unfortunate incident, there is no element of terrorism. This is not a deliberate or terrorist act. The guard without hesitation opened fire, after freaked out because of a dispute with the dead,» said Khan.
According to him, the police checked the CCTV camera and recorded eyewitness accounts. The Afghan Consulate is located in a carefully guarded exclusive area of Clifton. Here is a number of foreign consulates. After the incident, the government of Sindh province, the administrative center of which is Karachi, said the enhanced security measures.
The Ambassador of Afghanistan in Pakistan, reported the incident on his page in Facebook. «Shooting at the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Karachi today at about 12:30… was made by the Afghan security guard on-site office and led to the death of one of our diplomats. Apparently, a criminal act resulted in a personal dispute,» the statement reads.
Recall the most high-profile attack on the diplomat for the last time was the murder of Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Turkey Andrei Karlov. He was shot dead on 19 December 2016 during a speech at the opening of the photo exhibition in Ankara. Shot his 22-year-old police officer mevlüt Altıntaş was liquidated by local security forces.
In Pakistan on the dispute shot and killed the Afghan diplomat 07.02.2017