updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Somali Consulate ransacked in Karachi -police

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KARACHI -Pakistan Police in Karachi have confirmed that on Friday night, the honorary consulate of Somalia was robbed.

The men took two security guards and two staff members hostage, after they entered the premises at 3 AM on Saturday, Honorary Counsellor Saif-ur-Rehman told Geo News.

The robbers remained in the consulate for three hours and robbed off four laptops, four mobile phones, and one LCD.

"The dacoits took the CCTV records with them," Rehman stated.

Earlier on March 16, Pakistan and Somalia celebrated fifty-seven years of diplomatic relations at a reception where Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Pakistan Mrs Khadia Mohamed Almalchzoumi officially launched the African country's honorary consulate in Karachi.

The Dawn quoted Senior Superintendent Police (District South) Saqib Ismail Memon, as saying that about seven men had entered the premises and taken away two laptops, three mobile phones and Rs 7,000 in cash.

The matter is under investigation.

The Somalian consulate was inaugurated on March 16 this year, to celebrate 57 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Somalia.