The Saudi diplomat was onboard a vehicle with diplomatic plates when two motorcycle with 4 gunmen intercepted him on the Main Khyaban e Shahbaz and Khyaban e Shaheen , and opened fire at his car at a crossroads, Pakistani police in Karachi told AFP on Monday.
Monday’s attack took place not far from the consulate building. The diplomat — who was driving a silver Toyota Corona and was alone — appeared to be on his way to work, said police officer Zameer Husain Abbasi. He said a 9 mm pistol was used in the assault
“The consulate employee died of multiple bullet wounds on the spot,” said Karachi police chief Fayyaz Leghari.
“The attackers fled on the motorbike,” he further explained.
The recent assassination marks the second offensive on Saudi interests in Pakistan’s largest city in less than a week.
The attack came in the wake of a grenade attack on the Saudi consulate on Wednesday which left no damage or casualties.
The Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Abdul Aziz al-Ghadeer, confirmed the attack but did not give details on the rank of the slain diplomat. A Pakistani Home Ministry official, however, said the man was a junior officer.
Al Qaeda is a fierce opponent of the Saudi regime and has sworn revenge for the death of bin Laden.
“We take responsibility,” a Taliban spokesman said by telephone from an undisclosed location, referring to the killing of the diplomat earlier in the day.
“Until America stops chasing al Qaeda and stops drone strikes we will keep carrying out such attacks,” he said, referring to U.S. attacks with pilotless aircraft on militants in northwest Pakistan.
“We condemn this attack. No one who carries out this kind of attack can be a Muslim,” the Saudi ambassador said. As the Killing of any body is a tragic event, but This should be noted that declaring Infidels is a an old custom of the Saudi Government , as any thing done against the Saudi Monarchy is directly called the act against Islam, while the Land of Saudi Arabia which hold the most sacred land of Islam , was not called The Islamic Arabia , rather this is the Only country in the world that is named after the Ruling Family Ale Saud .
The victim, identified as Hasan Khattani, was a member of the security staff at the consulate, said Iqbal Mehmood, Karachi’s deputy inspector of police. He said the shooting was carried out by two men on a motorbike and appeared to be linked to last week’s grenade attack on the mission, which caused some damage but no injuries.
Pakistani officials say the attack is a possible reaction to the US killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
US President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden was killed by US forces on May 1 in a hiding compound near Islamabad.
A US official later announced that bin Laden’s body was abruptly buried at sea, falsely boasting that his hasty burial was in accordance with the Islamic law, requiring burial within 24 hours of death.
However, burial at sea is not an Islamic practice and Islam does not have a decree on a burial timeframe.
US officials also claimed their decision of the sea burial was made because no country would accept his remain, without elaborating on which countries were actually contacted on the matter.
Analysts, however, have raised serious questions as to why US officials did not allow for the application of a DNA test to officially confirm the identity of the corpse before the quick sea burial.
Furthermore, Obama announced in a televised interview that he decided not to publish “disturbing imaged” of bin Laden’s dead body to avert “a national security risk” and due to concerns that it might be used as a “propaganda tool.”
Saudi Arabia stripped bin Laden of citizenship and has fought al Qaeda. But money from some of its citizens is believed to help bankroll the terrorist network, which has carried out scores of attacks inside Pakistan over the last 10 years
The Recently killing and a Grenade Attack on the Saudi Consulate, a couple of days earlier is taken as the change in the American Policy towards war in Afghanistan or may be called as the Exit Strategy for the US to leave Afghanistan Honourably
As with the so called Osama Bin Laden’s Killing in Abbotabad, of which US has not provided any credible evidence towards its Killing , and is still a Mystery for the Independent Media to confirm , If Osama Bin Laden is really Killed in the Attack Or not , As Osama’s Death was confirmed by People like Benazir Bhutto , and other Senior Persons , Much earlier , which was never denied or objected by the US Foreign Office ,or any other Department, So now it looks that , it is another 911 Drama , to create the reasons for another Onslaught on Pakistan now , as there is a critical rift is going on between CIA and ISI , as CIA is trying to make and control their own Intelligence network in Pakistan , overpassing the ISI , the example of which is the Recent Killing and two Pakistani Men by US CIA Intelligence Agent Raymond Davis , which was a mere attack on the Pakistan’s soverignity , and above all the Killing of Osama Bin Laden on Pakistani Land by US force in an Operation.