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Afghan councilor’s house attacked in Peshawar

AT-KABUL: In the early hours of Friday, unknown armed-men attacked the house of Afghan diplomat in the University Town area of Peshawar city, said police officials in Peshawar.

According to Peshawar’s Superintendent of Police, Kashif Khan, two armed men opened fire on the house of Consulate official Humayun Yousafzai around 2:00 am, adding that the diplomat escaped unhurt in the attack. He said a sub-machinegun was used to fire at the residence and some 29 bullet shells were recovered from the crime scene.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against unidentified men and a probe has launched to bring the culprits to the book, the SP added.

Initial reports suggest that two unknown armed motorcyclists fired a rocket on the house of the Afghan diplomat, as soon as the incident occurred; the town police reached the crime scene and registered FIR against the unknown individuals.

No group including inside Pakistan or Afghanistan have claimed responsibility of the attack, so far.

The attack came after days when insurgents launched attack on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. The Islamic State also known as Daesh had claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pakistani consulate.

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