Karachi: An Afghan security guard Monday shot dead a diplomat with a sub-machine gun following an altercation between the two inside the Afghan Consulate in Pakistani port city.
Private security guard Hayatullah Khan opened fire on the third secretary, Zaki Adu, in the lobby of the Consulate in the high-security Clifton area after a personal disagreement between the two, according to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Azad Khan.
“There is no terrorism element in this sad incident,” DIG Khan said.
“This is not a premeditated act neither a terrorist act. The guard opened fire on the spur of the moment after he lost his temper following an argument with the deceased over timings,” the police official said.
“We have checked the CCTV cameras and recorded eyewitness statements,” he said. (Agencies)