3 diplomats attacked in Karachi
KARACHI: Three diplomats from Gulf states were attacked by a gunman who opened fire on their car in Karachi on Saturday, the Qatar News Agency (QNA) said on Sunday.
Police confirmed an attempted robbery on a Qatari mission vehicle, but gave conflicting accounts on whether any diplomats were directly targeted.
The Qatar News Agency said on Saturday the assailant tried to open the car door, then fired shots at the vehicle from a pistol. The Qatari official was accompanied by Oman’s consul and the deputy consul for Kuwait, but no one was injured, the agency said.
Sindh IG Fayyaz Leghari said armed robbers went after an escort vehicle in the Qatari consul’s convoy. But the consul himself was not directly targeted, said Leghari, who did not say if shots were fired or if any other diplomats were in other vehicles in the convoy.