Blast outside Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan, one injured

July 31st, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS  

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Kabul, July 31 (Xinhua) An explosion outside the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan’s peaceful western Herat province wounded at least one police guard Thursday, an official said. “It was 11:20 am when someone threw an explosive device towards the consulate of Pakistan in Herat city, wounding at least one policeman,” Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, the spokesman of police in the western region, told Xinhua.

He blamed the attack on the “enemies of peace”, a term used against Taliban insurgents in the country.

No one has been arrested in this connection so far, Ahmadi said.

Taliban militants fighting the Afghan government have yet to comment.

Locals said one police guard and two civilians, including a woman and a child, were injured in the blast.

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