Suicide Bomber Strikes Indian Consulate In Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Nangarhar-attack-02-March-2016

At least two civilians and a policeman were killed after five insurgents attacked the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday afternoon, local officials said.

In addition, 19 civilians were also injured and admitted to hospital for treatment.

The attack took place in Jalalabad, the capital of the province after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the front gate of the Indian Consulate to open the way for four other attackers, Provincial Police Chief Fazel Ahmad Shirzad said.

“Four other attackers were killed after half an hour clashes with the security forces. A clearing operation is also underway,” he said.

He did not provide further details about the attack.

Meanwhile, officials at the Jalalabad hospital confirmed that 14 civilians were injured and admitted to the hospital for treatment.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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