Saudi national killed as gunmen attack consulate car in Karachi
KARACHI: A Saudi national was killed when gunmen attacked a car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Karachi on Monday, police said.
The Saudi national who died in the attack was a security officer reportedly posted at the mission, Dawn News quoted the police as saying.
His body was shifted to the Jinnah hospital, police said. A Saudi official requesting anonymity told AFP that one security official was shot dead in his car a kilometre from the consulate this morning.
He was not immediately able to confirm whether the official was a diplomat. The attack came days after unidentified attackers threw two hand grenades at the Saudi consulate in the city. No one as hurt in that attack.
Al Qaeda is violently opposed to the Saudi government and has vowed revenge for the killing of its leader, Saudi-born Osama bin Laden, by US special forces in Pakistan on May 2.