Envoy survives assassination bid as Pakistan embassy in Kabul comes under attack

Envoy survives assassination bid as Pakistan embassy in Kabul comes under attack

Kabul (Web Desk): Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul came under attack on Friday and Chargé d’Affaires to Afghanistan Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani survived an assassination bid.

According to a press release by the Foreign Office (FO), the embassy compound came under attack while Nizamani remained safe.

"A security guard, Sepoy Israr Mohammad, was “critically injured” in the attack while protecting the mission head," the statement said.

The press release said Pakistan “strongly condemns” the assassination attempt against Nizamani and the attack on the embassy compound.

The FO said that the interim government of Afghanistan must immediately hold thorough investigations in this attack, apprehend the culprits, hold them to account, and take urgent measures to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani diplomatic personnel and citizens in Afghanistan.

When the incident happened, there was no activity in the Pakistani Embassy due to weekly off.

The head of mission and other officials are being called back to Pakistan temporarily, the sources said.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack deeming it dastardly and lauded the guard for saving the life of Pakistan's head of mission.

"Salute to brave security guard, who took bullet to save his life," he wrote in his tweet.

"Prayers for the swift recovery of security guard. I demand immediate investigation & action against perpetrators of this heinous act," the premier said.

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