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IS claims attack on Pakistan’s top diplomat in Afghanistan

11:18 AM | 4 Dec, 2022
IS claims attack on Pakistan’s top diplomat in Afghanistan
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ISLAMABAD – The Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh, on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul.

Pakistan’s embassy in the Afghan capital came under attack amid already heightened tensions over security issues between two neighboring countries.

The terror group issued a statement, confirming attack on the apostate Pakistani ambassador and his guards. Two of the members armed with medium and sniper weapons targeted the ambassador and his guards who were present in the courtyard of the embassy, Daesh announced.

It further mentioned that the attack injured at least one guard and caused damage to the building.

Head of Mission Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani was attacked during his routine afternoon walk inside the embassy compound when assailants opened fire on him from a nearby building. He escaped unhurt, but his security guard was hit in the chest by three bullets, sources added.

Taliban govt assures Pakistan of bringing embassy attackers to justice

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi held a phone call with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto after the incident and assured of bringing the perpetrators of the heinous attack to justice swiftly.

On Saturday, Afghan security forces claimed arresting a suspect involved in a gun attack on officials of a Pakistani mission.

The suspect reportedly lived on the eighth floor of a building nearby the Pakistani embassy in Kabul. When the security forces raided the building, he attempted to escape using a makeshift rope but was eventually captured.

The security forces recovered a long-range rifle and other weapons from the flat where the suspect had also planted improvised explosive devices, reports said.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the US government, and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the assassination attempt on the Pakistani mission’s head in Kabul.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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