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Nov 08, 2017
Daesh claims credit for Pakistani diplomat’s murder

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Nov 08, 2017 - 08:55

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Khorasan chapter of the Islamic State (IS), a Middle Eastern terrorist outfit also known as Daesh, has claimed responsibility for the killing of a Pakistani diplomat in Afghanistan.

Rana Nayyar Iqbal, an employee of the Pakistan Consulate General in Jalalabad, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near his residence in the Nangarhar capital on Monday evening.

In a message on its website Aimaq, the insurgent group claimed credit for killing Nayyar Iqbal. However, Daesh did not say why it had murdered the 62-year-old consulate staffer.

The diplomat’s body was handed over to Pakistani security officials at the Torkham border crossing, from where it was transferred to Islamabad for burial.

A resident of the Sialkot district of Punjab province, the official leaves behind five children and a widow. He worked in the consulate’s visa section.

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