After bullets were fired at the Pakistan embassy in Kabul, Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s special envoy for Afghanistan, urged the Afghan interim government to bolster security for the embassy and its staff.
In what Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif described as “an assassination attempt” on the mission’s chief, Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani, a Pakistani security guard was hurt.
In order to “guarantee the continuous and successful performance of responsibilities by them in the most important foreign capital for Pakistan,” Ambassador Sadiq added that the government of Pakistan will also give the necessary resources to strengthen security for its diplomats.
He continued by stating that Ambassador Nizamani and his staff were “operating in an exceptionally difficult circumstance.”
Additionally, Sepoy Israr Mohammad was “evacuated to CMH (Combined Military Hospital) Peshawar last night by a special jet,” according to Sadiq, after taking gunshot wounds to the chest while defending the ambassador.
He said, hoping for the guard’s speedy recovery, “Israr displayed extraordinary courage and devotion to duty: a salute to this brave son of the soil – a true mujahid.”