The United States has condemned the attack on the Pakistani Embassy in Afghanistan, which targeted the Head of Mission in Kabul Ubaid Nizamani.

The statement came just a day after shots were fired at the embassy from a nearby building by an as-yet known assailant or assailants. Shortly after the shooting, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif took to Twitter, calling the attack an “assassination attempt” against Pakistan’s head of mission in Afghanistan, Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani.

Pakistan repatriated the wounded guard by helicopter and he was being treated at a hospital on Saturday.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at a briefing “we offer our sympathies wish a quick recovery to those affected by the violence. He said the United States was deeply concerned by the attack on a foreign diplomat, and “we call for a full and transparent investigation.”

Earlier, Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Muttaqi called Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to condemn the “terrorist attack” targeting Nizamani. He assured Bhutto-Zardari that “the Afghan government will bring the perpetrators of this heinous attack to justice swiftly.”


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