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Pakistan consulate in Mazar closed after terror attack foiled

Pakistan Closes Consulate in Mazar as Terror Bid Foiled

KABUL – Pakistan closed its consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif after a woman tried to take a hand grenade into the premises, the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul said in a statement.
As per the statement: “Pakistan Consulate General in Balkh was closed today because an Afghan woman was caught trying to bring a hand grenade into the Consulate in her personal bag. The woman was arrested by police and is under investigation to find perpetrators of the failed attack.”
“The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul has urged the Afghan Foreign Office to provide foolproof security to its Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif and to share findings of its investigations at the earliest,” the statement added.
According to the statement by Pakistani Embassy, Pakistan Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif will remain closed for visa services till the provision of fool-proof security by the authorities in Mazar-e-Sharif to prevent any untoward incident in the Consulate General.
The Afghan authorities have not commented in this regard so far.
(Sahar News)

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