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Pakistani consulate staffer killed in Afghanistan

November 06, 2017 - 11:44 AM

KABUL - A Pakistani employee of the Pakistan consulate was shot and killed in the eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, an Afghan official said.

Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar, says the consulate employee was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle in Jalalabad, the province's capital.

The victim was working in the consulate's visa section and went shopping without a security detail, Khogyani added.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the killing.

?In Pakistan, President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asifin separatemessages condemned this attack and conveyed their condolences to the victim's family.

Pakistani ForeignSecretaryTehminaJanjuasummoned the Afghan Charged'Affairesto lodgea complaint and demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice.

?The Afghan Charged'Affairesexpressed condolences on behalf of his government.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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