Guard kills Afghan diplomat in Pakistan

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An Afghan diplomat has been shot dead by a private security guard at the country's consulate in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.

A local police official told the Reuters news agency that the consulate's third secretary was killed by a guard, who had since been arrested.

He said the guard was an Afghan national and "used his automatic weapon, firing multiple bullets".

Another police official told reporters the shooting appeared to be the result of a personal dispute.

Afghan ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal confirmed the shooting on his official Facebook account.

"Firing inside Afg Consulate General in Karachi at around 12:30 pm today ... has been carried out by an Afghan guard inside the compound resulting in fatality of one of our diplomats," Zakhilwal wrote.

"It seems to be a personal dispute related criminal act."

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