Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers and police commandos gather outside the Afghan consulate following a shooting incident, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.Image copyright

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Security is tight in Clifton district where many foreign missions are based

An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a security guard at the country’s consulate in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

Local media identified the dead man as the consulate’s third secretary.

A statement from the Afghan embassy in Islamabad did not confirm the diplomat’s identity but said the private security guard was Afghan.

No motive for the attack was given. Police have deployed in the Clifton district area around the consulate.

A police official told Reuters news agency the guard had been arrested.

Police say he opened fire following a dispute between the two men.