Taliban kill Saudi diplomat in Karachi
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed credit for today's armed attack by gunmen on motorcycles that killed a Saudi consular official in Karachi. From Reuters:
"We take responsibility," a Taliban spokesman said by telephone from an undisclosed location, referring to the killing of the diplomat earlier in the day.
"Until America stops chasing al Qaeda and stops drone strikes we will keep carrying out such attacks," he said, referring to U.S. attacks with pilotless aircraft on militants in northwest Pakistan.
Oddly enough, there was no mention of revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden.
Today's attack is the second against Saudi diplomats in Karachi in the past week. On May 11, two men hurled grenades at the consulate, but no one was injured.