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Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat, condemns killing of its diplomatic staff in Jalalabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday severely condemned the killing of its diplomatic staff in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city and demanded increased security for its diplomats, ARY News reported.

Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted that Afghan charge d’affaires were summoned by the foreign secretary to protest the gruesome murder of Pakistani diplomatic official in Jalalabad and Pakistan has demanded increased security for its diplomatic staff stationed in the neighbouring country.


A Pakistani diplomatic official was shot and killed in Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, but the motive for the deadly attack was not immediately clear.

Two assailants riding a motorbike opened fire on Nayyar Iqbal Rana, 52, at a shop in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan told AFP.

“When he went to the hospital he was pronounced dead,” Khan said.

Nangarhar governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed the deadly attack.

“Police have launched an investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made so far,” Khogyani told AFP.



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