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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat – An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed the strong condemnation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of the criminal incident perpetrated on Hassan Misfer Al-Qahtani, a member the staff of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Karachi, who was assassinated on his way to work.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is following up investigations with Pakistani security authorities and has demanded the authorities to strengthen security at the Saudi Consulate in Karachi and the Embassy in Islamabad as well as for all their staff members, the source said. It noted that Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has contacted the father of the deceased and offered his condolences to him and his family. A plane was sent to bring back his body to the Kingdom later today.

Earlier today four people riding motorcycles opened fire on the Saudi diplomat’s car, a Karachi police official said. The shooting occurred days after unidentified attackers threw two hand grenades at the Saudi consulate in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial hub. No one was hurt in that attack.

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