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Afghan diplomat’s house comes under attack in Peshawar

Afghan diplomat’s house comes under attack in Peshawar

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Jan 15, 2016 - 15:37

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The residence of an Afghan consulate official came under attack in northwestern Pakistaninfo-icon 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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