Afghans attack Iran consulate over alleged immigrant killings
Published on Dec 9, 2012 8:21 PM
HERAT, Afghanistan (AFP) - Hundreds of angry demonstrators tried to storm the Iranian consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat on Sunday in protest at the alleged killing of Afghan immigrants by Iranian security forces.
The 200-strong crowd threw rocks and broke consulate windows before security forces drove them back by firing warning shots into the air, an AFP correspondent at the scene said.
The crowd claimed 13 Afghans who had crossed the border into Iran were seized and later shot dead by Iranian security forces about three months ago.
"Over the past several months we have been demanding the Iranians return the bodies of our relatives but they are not returning them," one protester said.
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