Witnesses said a huge explosion that shook the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. A reporter from the Associated Press, said he saw smoke rising in the city, but some details were immediately available. Attacks by militants have increased since the government in mid-October for an offensive against the Taliban stronghold in South Waziristan. Areas in and around Peshawar has suffered the weight of attacks by militants. This is an update BREAKING NEWS. Check back soon for more information. Previous AP story is below. Gunmen Peshawar, Pakistan (AP) - killed a Pakistani working at the embassy in the Iranian city of Peshawar on Tuesday, adding to security in the country, fears that you press the offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan near the border.
No group has the responsibility for the attack, the tension between Pakistan and Iran, to Tehran, that Pakistani intelligence agents came a role in a deadly suicide attack last month in Iran. The attackers opened fire on Abul Hasan Jaffre, when he was driving near his home in a central area of Peshawar, police said Mohammad Kamal officers. Jaffre, Director of Public Relations at the consulate were killed in a military hospital. The gunmen fled after the shooting. Iran is predominantly Shiite Muslim, as Jaffré.
Shiite minority in Pakistan is frequently by Sunni extremists like the Taliban and al-Qaeda, who believe they are targeted infidels. An Iranian diplomat kidnapped in Peshawar in November 2008. Her destination is unknown. The leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has released an audio message via the Internet earlier this week termination Shiites, especially Iranians, configuring some of the greatest enemies of the Sunnis.