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Blast near Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad; 7 Afghan cops killed

The Explosion Occurred 200 Meters Away From The Indian Consulate, Which According To Report, Was Not The Clear Target. All Indians Are Reportedly Safe.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 13 Jan 2016, 02:57:24 PM


An explosion was reported in area close to Indian consulate in Jalalabad in Afghanistan, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday.

This is the third such attack near Indian consulate in Jalalabad in 15 days. Seven Afghanistan cops have been killed in the blast, as per reports.

According to officials it is a suicide attack near the area where many foreign consulates are located including those of India and Pakistan.

The explosion occurred 200 meters away from the Indian consulate, which according to report, was not the clear target. All Indians are reportedly safe.

A senior Afghan police officer had claimed on Tuesday that Pakistan army officers were behind the January 3 attack on the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Sayed Kamal Sadat, police chief of Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, said the attackers, "officers from across the border, were well-trained military men who fought Afghan security forces in the 25-hour siege," Tolo News reported.

"We saw with our own eyes and I can say 99 percent that those attackers were from Pakistani military and used special tactics while conducting their operation," Mr Sadat was quoted as saying.

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First Published : 13 Jan 2016, 10:37:00 AM