ISIS claims attack on Pakistan embassy in Afghanistan

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New Delhi: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for last week’s armed attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Afghanistan, in which the head of the mission escaped unharmed, but a guard was wounded.

The embassy was attacked on Friday and a Pakistani security guard was injured in a shootout in the “assassination attempt” in Islamabad, demanding an immediate investigation and action against the perpetrators.

IS said in a brief statement late Saturday night that two of its fighters attacked “the renegade Pakistani ambassador and his guards” while they were in the Pakistani embassy compound, injuring a guard and causing damage to the building. AP.

Pakistani guard Israr Mohammad, who belongs to the commando unit of the army, was wounded in the Friday attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul. However, the chief of the mission, Ubaid-ur-Rehman NizamaniIt, was not injured.

On the day of the attack, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called it an assassination attempt against the head of the mission and demanded an immediate investigation and action against the perpetrators.

“I strongly condemn the despicable attack on the head of mission in Kabul, Pakistan,” he wrote on his official Twitter page.

“Salute to the brave security guard who took a bullet to save his life. Let’s pray for the security guard’s speedy recovery. I demand immediate investigation and action against the perpetrators of this heinous act,” he said.



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