In Pakistan, 15 arrested over Iran consulate case
Pakistan's intelligence agencies have arrested 15 suspects for their alleged involvement in the assassination of a local official at Iran's consulate in Peshawar.
"The police raided several houses in the out-skirts of Peshawar and arrested some 15 suspects. The initial investigation suggests foreign involvement in the murder of the Iranian consulate official," an official in Pakistan's interior ministry told a Press TV correspondent on Friday, seeking anonymity.
Intelligence agencies have sent their initial report to the federal and provincial government and the investigations are still underway, the official said.
On Thursday, Abul Hassan Jafari, director of public relations at the consulate, was attacked by assailants as he was on his way to work. He died of severe injuries on the way to hospital.
The local official was killed by two motorcycle riders, who escaped after the shooting.