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Pakistan: Afghan diplomat attacked in Peshawar city

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:17 IST

An Afghan diplomat to Pakistan was attacked in his home in Peshawar city early Friday morning.

Two unknown gunmen drove past the house of the Afghan consulate official and open fired at his property, it has been reported.

Fortunately, there were no casualties reported, although, Yousfuzai's house has suffered severe damage.

Preliminary investigations reveal that the attack was made with a sub-machine gun. About 29 bullet casings were found around the attacked area.

An FIR has been registered and further investigations are underway.

This attack comes within two days of the attack on Pakistani consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad that resulted in the death of seven people. The Jalalabad attacks were claimed by the Islamic State chapter operating in the Af-Pak region.

Friday's incident is being questioned by some as perhaps revenge for the Jalalabad attack.

However, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

First published: 15 January 2016, 6:05 IST