Grenade lobbed at Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan

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HERAT: Unknown assailants hurled a grenade at the Pakistani consulate in Herat, Afghanistan on Saturday evening, Afghan news channel Tolo News reported.

According to initial details, the grenade was lobbed at the consulate but there were no injuries or any damage to the consulate’s building.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the incident, adding that Afghan authorities had been informed, and had been requested to investigate the incident.

An Afghan journalist, Qari Zada, told The Express Tribune that two unidentified men, riding a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the main gate of the consulate and escaped.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

In May 2014, a handful of heavily armed insurgents, including suicide bombers, had attacked the Indian consulate in Herat.

Herat police chief General Samihullah Qatra said four attackers, including suicide bombers, had entered houses close to the consulate before dawn and began shooting into the compound.

“There were three suicide bombers. Our security forces killed all of them. Only five of our forces were wounded.”

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