A junior diplomat has been shot dead at the Afghan consulate in Karachi due to what appears to be a grudge held by an Afghan security guard. There was a swift response from security forces, but this appears to have been an isolated incident.

From Al Jazeera

Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

“The guard, Rehmat Ullah, opened fire on a junior diplomat Mohammad Zaki Uro, killing him on the spot and wounding another consulate official,” senior police official Azad Khan told the AFP news agency.

Security forces and a heavy police contingent surrounded the consulate immediately after the attack amid fears of a possible assault.

“There was nothing of the sort and it seems the guard had some sort of personal grudge with the diplomat,” Khan said.

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