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Afghanistan
Afghans Attack Iran Consulate over Alleged Killings
2012-12-10
[An Nahar] Hundreds of angry demonstrators tried to storm the Iranian consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
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 rubbed out 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 told AFP.

Protesters shouted slogans against Iran and its President Mahmoud Short Round Ahmadinejad and said they would "support the United States if it invades Iran".

Dozens of police blocked the crowd as it tried to storm the Iranian consulate, the AFP news hound said. The mob later gathered around the governor's house and continued shouting anti-Iran slogans, he added.

Consulate officials could not be reached for comment.

About 2.4 million Afghans -- refugees and undocumented Democrats -- live in Iran, many of whom moved after the 1979 Soviet invasion. Afghans continue to migrate to Iran and Pakistain in search of work and for political reasons.
Posted by:Fred

#3  At least they are starting to learn that the real enemy is Iran and Pakistan.

They're Tadjiks, an ethic group that resides in both western Afghanistan and eastern Iran. Like most ethnic groups, they are somewhat close-knit, not concerned about what happens outside their territory, and national borders are both an opportunity (for smuggling) and an inconvenience.

Given that, it's highly unlikely that they care about what Pakistan is doing in the eastern half of Afghanistan, or what Iran is doing in the western half, only what Iran has done to fellow Tadjiks.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-12-10 15:06  

#2  ...said they would "support the United States if it invades Iran"...

That's typical. They want us to do their fighting for them.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305   2012-12-10 11:18  

#1  At least they are starting to learn that the real enemy is Iran and Pakistan.
Posted by: Flineger Elmilet5035   2012-12-10 08:20  

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