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1 killed in raid on Iran Consulate in western Afghanistan
This file photo shows Iran’s Consulate in the Afghan city of Herat.
This file photo shows Iran’s Consulate in the Afghan city of Herat.
Sat Sep 7, 2013 5:17AM
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At least one person has been killed in the western Afghan province of Herat following clashes between the police and protesters attacking the Iranian Consulate there, Press TV reports.


Five people were also injured when the protesters stormed the Consulate building in the provincial city of Herat, Afghan police told Press TV.

Police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said certain people, who had applied for Iranian visas, held a demonstration outside the Iranian Consulate in protest at what they called a slow procedure of visa issuance.

He added that the Afghan security forces tried to drive the protesters back by opening fire, hence the casualties.

According to Herat police, the situation is now under control and the demonstrators have been dispersed.

There is no report of damage to the building. Iranian Consulate officials have not made any comment about the incident, yet.

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