ISLAMABAD, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- An Afghan diplomat was shot dead inside Afghan consulate in Pakistan's Karachi on Monday by a security guard, local police said.
Police officer Azad Khan told reporters the consulate's third secretary Mohammad Zaki was killed in the firing and the motives behind the incident are being investigated.
He said that the guard is now in the custody of the police.
Meanwhile, Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal said the firing took place at around 12:30 p.m. local time and was "carried out by an Afghan guard inside the compound, resulting in fatality of one of our diplomats."
"It seems to be a personal dispute related criminal act." the ambassador added.
Paramilitary troops and police arrived at the scene after the gunshots were heard. Law enforcement agents surrounded the consulate and later arrested the shooter.
The security officials later cleared the consulate after a search.