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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Pakistani Embassy Attack in Kabul

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 6th December, 2022 11:09:54 PM
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The Islamic State, also known as Daesh, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, on Friday.

Pakistan claimed that the country’s envoy was the intended target of this attack on Friday, December 2. However, the ambassador survived, albeit his security guard was wounded.

A day after the embassy attack, the regional wing of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking “the apostate Pakistani ambassador and his guards” in a statement released on Saturday.

Following this assault, the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani Nizami had survived an armed attack in Kabul.

The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that the attack’s target was to assassinate the ambassador and its ambassador in Afghanistan; nevertheless, he was unharmed, and one of his bodyguards was gravely injured.

The authorities of the current administration in Afghanistan also denounced the attack on the Pakistani embassy and vowed to prevent similar attacks against diplomatic missions and premises.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, spoke with Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign minister of Afghanistan, over the phone regarding the attack.

Muttaqi promised during his conversation that the security of the Pakistani embassy will receive special attention, and he will make every attempt to hunt down and bring to justice the culprits of this event.

Zardari has reportedly stated that such acts cannot sever ties between the two fraternal nations and that Islamabad does not have any plans of closing down the embassy or evacuating the diplomats.

Source: Khaama Press