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Indian mission stoned in Pakistan

Reports also said a vehicle of India's High Commissioner was attacked.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 20:19 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Four diplomatic missions, including that of India, were stoned here on Tuesday by students protesting the caricatures of Prophet Mohammad.

Reports also said a vehicle of India's High Commissioner to Pakistan came under attack by the protestors. However, the envoy Shivshankar Menon was not in the car.

The missions of India, Japan, Britain and Canada were stoned when a group of about 200 students forced their entry into the high-security diplomatic enclave and attacked a branch of the Standard Chartered Bank.

The students from different colleges and universities in Islamabad chanted slogans against western countries as they broke windows at the bank's entrance.

"The students came in small groups and gathered outside the bank," a police official said.

Soon after they attacked the bank, policemen overpowered the students and several of them were arrested.

No member of the staff of the Indian High Commission was hurt, an Indian official said.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 19:25 IST