ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Afghan Ambassador Mohammad Anwar Anwarzai to the Foreign Office and lodged a strong protest over bombing outside Pakistan's Consulate in Herat. "The Government of Pakistan condemns the bomb explosion outside its consulate in Herat injuring one policeman," said the Foreign Office statement issued here after the Afghan envoy was summoned to convey the grave concerns of Islamabad over the gory incident. Earlier, some reports by news channels suggested that the Afghan Ambassador refused to visit the Foreign Office after he was summoned there. However, a senior official at the Foreign Ministry belied the impression saying that the Afghan envoy, when summoned in the afternoon on Thursday, talked about some of his engagements and said he would come later in the day. "The ambassador came to the Foreign Office after a while as he said and he was received there by Director General Afghanistan and ECO, Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui, who told the envoy that it was the responsibility of the Afghan government to ensure the safety and security of Pakistani diplomats and missions in Afghanistan," the official said. The statement also said, "Pakistan holds the government of Afghanistan responsible for the safety and security of its personnel in its Embassy in Kabul and Consulates in Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Mazar-e-Sharif." "We hope that Government of Afghanistan will take its responsibility seriously," it added. AFP adds: A small bomb exploded near Pakistan's consulate in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, injuring a policeman and a woman, Afghan police said. The bomb, attached to a bicycle, appeared to have been detonated remotely, deputy city police chief Ghulam Sarwar Haidary said. "A bomb placed on a bicycle exploded near the Pakistan consulate. One policeman, guarding the consulate, and a woman passer-by were wounded," the official said. The bomb caused little damage, blowing out some windows nearby. It was not known who was behind the blast and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. Relations between the two countries have been tense in recent months over allegations that Pakistan is failing to crack down on Taliban militants based in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Ties were further strained when Afghan and Indian officials blamed Pakistani intelligence for masterminding the deadly bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul earlier this month.