ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Afghan ambassador to the foreign office to convey “grave concerns” over a bombing outside the Pakistani consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat. Afghan authorities said a policeman and a woman were wounded when a small bomb attached to a bicycle was remotely detonated Thursday near the consulate building.
“The government of Pakistan condemns the bomb explosion outside its consulate in Herat,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. “The ambassador of Afghanistan is being summoned to the foreign office to convey the grave concerns of the government of Pakistan.”
The statement said Pakistan “holds the government of Afghanistan responsible for the safety and security of its personnel in its embassy in Kabul and consulates in Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Mazar-i-Sharif. “We hope that the government of Afghanistan will take its responsibility seriously.”-SANA