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Wed 11 May 2011 09:54 PM

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Grenade attack hits Saudi Consulate in Karachi

Senior official says two people hurled two grenades at building but no-one was hurt in attack

Grenade attack hits Saudi Consulate in Karachi
Activists of Pakistani Jamaat-ud-Dawa chant slogans during Muslim funeral prayers for Osama bin Laden on a street in Karachi on May 3, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, came under a grenade attack on Wednesday, a senior official said.

Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid, assistant minister of foreign affairs, said two unidentified people hurled two grenades at the Consulate building, but no-one was injured in the attack.

The attack caused minor damages to the premises which are being repaired, he said in comments published by the Saudi Press Agency.

It added that authorities in Pakistan jave begun investigation.

Prince Khalid was quoted as saying the Saudi government had "full confidence in the competence and capability of Pakistani government bodies to find the criminals and bring them to justice".

Abdulaziz bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer, the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, said all staff were "doing well" and none of them were injured.

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