Afghan diplomat’s house comes under attack in Peshawar
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The residence of an Afghan consulate official came under attack in northwestern Pakistan in the wee hours of Friday, police said.
But the consulate official, Humayun Yousafzai, escaped unhurt in the predawn gun assault on his house in Peshawar’s posh neighbourhood o University Town.
Superintendent of Police Kashif Khan said two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire from a sub-machine gun at Yousafzai's house at about 2am.
Police found 29 bullet casings at the site, with the boundary wall of the house pockmarked by bullets. A case has been registered against unidentified individuals.
There was no immediate claim o responsibility for the attack,which came days after a Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad was stormed by Daesh fighters.
According to initial reports, a rocket was fired at the diplomat’s residence. The town police has filed an FIR against the unidentified persons.
Afghan Consulate General Syed Mohammad Ibrahim Khel confirmed the incident, saying a portion of the house was damaged but there were no casualties,
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