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Kazakh Diplomat Dies in Pakistan


A senior Kazakh diplomat has died after being shot in the head two days ago in Pakistan.

Sapargali Aubakirov, who was deputy head of Kazakhstan's diplomatic mission in Islamabad, was found critically injured at his home on Wednesday. He had been in a coma since then and died at a government hospital Friday.

Reuters news agency quotes police as saying they have apprehended two men believed responsible for the shooting death.

Police officials say they believe the men stayed with Mr. Aubakirov overnight and had a meal with him. The police say they have recovered the gun and the shell casing of the bullet used to kill Mr. Aubakirov. His missing car also has been recovered.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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