Bomb Blast Shakes Pakistani Consulate in Iranian city
A bomb placed near the Pakistani consulate in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan wounded one person when it exploded late Saturday, residents said.
The conservative Iranian Jomhuri Eslami daily said the consulate building had not been damaged.
"The explosion was quite powerful because the windows of several buildings were broken," one resident contacted by telephone from Tehran told AFP.
No official information was available on the blast.
Zahedan, in Iran's Sistan Baluchistan province, is close to the borders of both Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a large community of Afghan refugees.
On October 12 windows in the consulate were smashed by some of several thousand demonstrators, Iranian and Afghan, protesting US attacks on Afghanistan as well as Pakistani "treachery" in approving them.
Zahedan has a population of some 500,000, including 200,000 Afghans – Tehran (AFP)
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