Pak Taliban claim Saudi diplomat`s killing

Tehrik-i-Taliban have claimed responsibility for Saudi diplomat`s murder.

Updated: May 16, 2011, 18:54 PM IST

Islamabad: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility for the killing of a Saudi Arabian diplomat in Karachi.

“We take responsibility. Until America stops chasing Al Qaeda and stops drone strikes we will keep carrying out such attacks,” the Dawn quoted a TTP spokesman, as saying.

Unidentified gunmen had fired at a car belonging to the Saudi Arabian embassy near the Darakhshan police station.

The diplomat had died of multiple bullet wounds on the spot, while the attackers had managed to flee.

A Sindh Home Ministry official had identified the victim as a junior officer at the Saudi Arabian consulate.