ISLAMABAD/KABUL: A Pakistani diplomatic staffer was shot lifeless by unidentified assailants within the japanese Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad on Monday, confirmed the Overseas Workplace of Pakistan (FO).
Unknown assailants shot Rana Nayyar outdoors his residence in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, household sources informed Geo Information.
The FO condemned the killing of the staffer within the japanese metropolis of the warfare-ravaged nation and demanded elevated safety from Afghan authorities for its diplomatics employees and missions within the nation.
The unidentified assailants have been driving motorbikes, diplomatic sources say.
“When he went to the hospital he was pronounced lifeless,” stated Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan.
Nangarhar governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed the lethal assault.
“Police have launched an investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made up to now,” Khogyani advised AFP.
Khan stated he had “completely no concept” why Nayyar, a father of 5, was focused.
Rana Nayyar had been working as an assistant on the Pakistan Consulate in Jalalabad, Dr. Mohammad Faisal, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Overseas Workplace stated, condemning the “ugly homicide.”
The overseas ministry assertion added that Rana had completed “his three-yr tenure in Jalalabad and was on account of return to Headquarters”.
Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif additionally condemned the assault and requested the Afghan authorities to offer safety to Pakistani diplomats within the nation.
Pakistan’s overseas secretary additionally summoned Afghan cost d’affaires to the Overseas Workplace and lodged a robust protest with him over the killing, Faisal stated.
The Afghan cost d’affaires was additionally handed a protest word, he added.
The incident comes a couple of months after two Pakistani diplomats working on the similar consulate in Jalalabad have been kidnapped and later freed.
Earlier in January 2016, Daesh claimed a suicide assault on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, with a gunbattle which lasted a number of hours.
Afghan officers had stated all three attackers and a minimum of seven members of the safety forces died in the course of the assault
The assault, which got here amid efforts to restart the stalled peace course of with the Taliban, resembled comparable assaults on diplomatic missions within the nation.
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