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Probe attack on diplomat’s house: Kabul told Islamabad

AT-KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the Friday’s attack on the residence of an Afghan consulate official in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The consulate official, Humayun Yousafzai, escaped unhurt in the predawn gun assault on his house in Peshawar’s posh neighborhood of University Town.

The perpetrators of the attack should be brought to the book, the Afghan foreign ministry asked Pakistan government in a media statement issued here on Saturday.

Furthermore, the ministry asked the relevant officials to begin investigation into the incident and to share the outcome of the probe with the Afghan government.

It is the duty of host country to ensure safety of diplomatic staffers, the statement said, adding that Pakistan government should look seriously to the matter and put efforts to arrest the culprits in a bid to drag them to court.

Afghan Consulate General Syed Mohammad Ibrahimkhel said that two attackers, who were on motorcycles, started firing at the house of Yousufzai.

Kashif Khan, a police official in the area, said the armed men were on motorcycles and opened firing at Humayoun Yousfuzai’s house around 2:00 am (local time).

Investigation has been launched as no group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, Khan said.

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