PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Two security guards were killed and more than a dozen people wounded on Monday in a suicide bombing outside the Iranian consulate in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, police said.
The attack was in an area housing offices of foreign diplomatic missions and non-governmental organizations in the sprawling city on the Afghan border.
“We sent a suicide bomber to target the Iranian consulate and Iranians inside the building,” the spokesman said.
“They unfortunately remained safe.
“We will continue to target Iranian installations and the Shi’a community everywhere,” he added.
Iran is Pakistan’s predominantly Shi’ite Muslim neighbor to the west. Radical Sunni militants frequently attacks Shi’ite targets and mosques in Pakistan, describing minority Shi’ites as infidels to be exterminated.