IS said two of its fighters attacked “the renegade Pakistani ambassador and his guards” when they were in the yard of the Pakistani embassy, wounded a guard and causing damage to the structure in a brief statement late Saturday. There were no more details provided.
A Pakistani security guard who is a member of the military’s commando squad, Israr Mohammad, was hurt during the attack on Friday in the Afghan capital Kabul. Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani, the mission’s leader, remained uninjured.
The strike occurred as tensions between the South Asian neighbors were increasing over Islamabad’s allegations that militant attacks are being planned by anti-Pakistan government elements from bases in Afghanistan.
Mohammad was transported to Pakistan for medical treatment.
In Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said it trying to confirm the IS claim.