A policeman walks past a police vehicle parked to cordon a street leading to the Afghan consulate in Karachi, after an Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the consulate, Pakistan (Reuters)
Karachi: A security guard on Monday opened fire in the lobby of Afghanistan’s consulate in this Pakistani city, killing an official.
The incident happened in the high-security Clifton area of the city.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Zaki Addu an official of the consulate.
The DIG South said the guard, Rahataullah, who opened fire was also an Afghan national and had used a sub-machine gun. However, he was arrested.
According to security forces, the incident is suspected to be a result of personal enmity.
Roads around the consulate have been closed for traffic.
The police and Rangers personnel cordoned off the area when the fire shots were heard.