Ghani assures stronger security measures for Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, and expressed concern and grief over the attack on Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad.

Ghani assured the prime minister of more security measures for Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan, and apprised him regarding the attack, a statement released by the PM house said.

PM Nawaz said terrorism was a common enemy for the two countries, which will be fought against together to eliminate it once and for all.

The prime minister also thanked the Afghan president for his concerns and conveyed condolences on the death of Afghan security personnel.

Atleast six persons were killed after a suicide bomber detonated himself in a targeted attack on the consulate. The premises were sealed off following the suicide attack and all staff was evacuated from the building.

“The officials of the Consulate General are safe. Only one official was slightly injured by a broken glass,” said the Foreign Office.

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