On Friday, there was an attack on the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. A security guard was injured in the incident, AFP reported. The country’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif commented that the incident was an attempt to kill the head of the embassy.

“I demand immediate investigation and action against the perpetrators of this heinous act,” Sharif said in a tweet.

Although Pakistan does not officially recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan, it has kept its embassy in the country open since the hardline Islamists took over in August last year. As well as maintaining a full diplomatic mission.

Pakistan has complicated relations with the Taliban. Islamabad has long been accused of supporting Islamists and even supported the US-led invasion of Afghanistan that toppled them after the 9/11 attacks.

A government embassy told AFP the attackers took cover behind a lone house and opened fire. The ambassador and all other staff are safe, but we are not going out of the embassy building as a precaution.

Taliban security officials were not immediately available for comment.

(Dhaka Times / 02 December / SAT)