Firing inside Afghan consulate in Karachi, one killed

KARACHI: At least one person was killed when a security guard opened fire on Monday in the lobby of the Consulate General of Afghanistan located in the Clifton area of the city.

Firing inside Afghan consulate in Karachi, one killed

Firing inside Afghan consulate in Karachi, one killed

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.

This is a developing story and will be updated when further details are available.

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