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Mon 16 May 2011 01:36 PM

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Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan

Gunmen on motorcycles attack a car belonging to the Saudi Arabian consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi

Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
Pakistani volunteers transport the bullet-riddled dead body of a Saudi diplomat to a hospital in Karachi on May 16, 2011. The motive of the attack was not immediately clear (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
A pedestrian walks past the marked spot where Saudi diplomat was assassinated by gunmen in Karachi on May 16, 2011(AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
Pakistani police officials inspect the bullet-riddled vehicle. A Saudi diplomat was killed in a drive-by shooting near the consulate in Karachi on May 16, the second attack on Saudi interests in Pakistan's biggest city in less than a week, officials said (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
Authorities said they were investigating whether it was connected to the death of Saudi-born Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in Pakistan on May 2 (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
Pakistani police officials inspect the bullet-riddled vehicle of a Saudi diplomat after a deadly attack in Karachi on May 16, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
Pakistan's al Qaeda-linked Taliban said it could not confirm its fighters killed a Saudi diplomat in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday but expressed "full support" for the attack (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi diplomat assassinated in Pakistan
The shooting occurred days after unidentified attackers threw two hand grenades at the Saudi consulate in the city, Pakistan's commercial hub (AFP/Getty Images)