IS Claims Attack at Pakistan Embassy 12/04 10:30
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for last
week's shooting at the Pakistani embassy in Afghanistan in which the head of
the mission escaped unharmed but a guard was wounded.
In a brief statement late Saturday, IS claimed two of its fighters attacked
"the renegade Pakistani ambassador and his guards" while they were in the
Pakistani embassy's yard, wounding a guard and inflicting damage to the
building. It gave no further details.
Friday's assault in the Afghan capital Kabul wounded Pakistani guard Israr
Mohammad, who belongs to the military's commando unit. But the mission's chief,
Ubaid-ur-Rehman NizamaniIt, was unharmed.
The attack came amid rising tensions between the South Asian neighbors over
Islamabad's claims that anti-Pakistan government forces are orchestrating
militant attacks from hideouts in Afghanistan.
Mohammad was transported to Pakistan for medical treatment.
In Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said it trying to confirm the IS claim.