Kabul asks Islamabad to probe attack on diplomat’s house
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday strongly condemned Friday’s attack on the residence of an Afghan consulate official in northwestern Pakistan and asked for the arrest of the perpetrators.
The consulate official, Humayun Yousafzai, escaped unhurt in the predawn gun assault on his house in Peshawar’s posh neighbourhood of University Town.
In a statement, the ministry denounced the attack and asked for a thorough investigation of the incident and sharing of its outcome with the Afghan government.
Safety and security of diplomats was the duty of the host country, it said, urging the Pakistani government to pay more attention to the issue, arrest the attackers and drag them to court.
Afghan Consulate General Syed Mohammad Ibrahimkhel said the two attackers on motorcycles opened bursts of Kalashnikovfire at the house of Yousufzai.
No one suffered casualties in the assault and the Peshawar police have launched an investigation into the incident. Consulate security has since been enhanced.
No one has so far claimed responsibility, but Ibrahimkhel blamed the attack on the enemies of peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.
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