|One killed in attack on Iranian consulate in Afghanistan||
TEHRAN – At least one person was killed as clashes broke out on Saturday between the police and protesters who had attacked the Iranian consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, Press TV reported.
An informed source at Iran’s consulate in Herat confirmed the news to the Mehr News Agency.
The source said a number of people attacked the site using bricks, wooden sticks and other tools, causing serious damages to the building.
It seems that the truth lies in somewhere else, the source said, adding there are certain agents trying to sour the friendly relations between Iran and Afghanistan, which enjoy cultural and historical affinities.
Five people were also injured when the protesters stormed the consulate building, Afghan police told Press TV.
Police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said certain people, who had applied for Iranian visa, held a demonstration outside the consulate in protest at what they called a slow procedure of visa issuance.
According to Herat police, the situation is now under control and the demonstrators have been dispersed.
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