A Palestinian was assassinated in the Kazakh city of Almaty this morning while entering the building he lived in.
Diya'a Al-Bashiti, 45, who was one of the founders of the Palestinian community in the city was killed by unknown individuals.
According to a statement made by the Palestinian embassy, Al-Bashiti was shot at point blank range near his heart. He died 15 minutes later.
Palestinian Ambassador, Montaser Abu Zeid, mourned the loss of Al-Bashiti and stated that the embassy is monitoring "the investigation into this heinous crime and following up with the police and security agencies in Kazakhstan."
Al-Bashiti is originally from Gaza. He is married to a Kazakh woman and has a child.