Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Feb 06, 2017, 7:25 AM EST
(Source: Asad Durrani/flickr)
(Source: Asad Durrani/flickr)

In a reminder of the precarious state of security in Pakistan, a private guard shot dead an Afghan diplomat inside Karachi’s consulate on Monday. The gunman, reportedly motivated by a personal dispute, fired multiple bullets at Zaki Adu, a third political secretary, before being overpowered and arrested.

Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the tragic incident on his Facebook account, writes Al Jazeera. A police official said that the attacker was also an Afghan national.

The shooting took place in Clifton district, which is a high-security zone as many foreign missions are based there, notes the BBC.