【同花顺彩票_同花顺官网注册码_同花顺彩票官网注册码】Pakistan closes consulate in Afghanistan over failed bomb attack

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ISLAMABAD, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan said Sunday it has closed its consulate in Afghanistan's city of Mazar-e-Sharif after a woman tried to take a hand grenade inside the building.

Pakistan urged the Afghan government to ensure security of Pakistan's diplomatic mission in Mazar-e-Sharif, Pakistani foreign ministry said in a statement.

"Today, the Pakistan Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif was closed when an Afghan woman was caught trying to sneak a hand grenade into the Consulate, in her personal bag. The woman was arrested by the police and is under investigation to find perpetrators of the failed attack," the statement said.

"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 the findings of its investigation at the earliest," said the foreign ministry.

Pakistan Consulate 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 from happening in the future, it said.