Blast near Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad, 6 killed

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An explosion rocked the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday close to foreign consulates including those of India, Pakistan and Iran, the third attack near an Indian mission in Afghanistan  within 10 days.

The explosion took place 200 meters away from the Indian consulate. At least 6 Afghan policemen were killed in the blast.

All Indians are reported to be safe.

Pakistani military officers were behind the January 3 terror attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif, a senior Afghan police official said on Tuesday.

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,” Sadat was quoted as saying.

“The attackers were military personnel. They were educated and well prepared and had intelligence. They fought us and only by Allah’s grace were we able to control them and eliminate them.”

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