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Suicide attack targets Pakistan consulate near Indian mission in Afghanistan's Jalalabad: Six killed

Suicide attack targets Pakistan consulate near Indian mission in Afghanistan's Jalalabad: Six killed

India Blooms News Service | | 13 Jan 2016, 01:19 pm
Jalalabad, Jan 13 (IBNS) A suicide attack near the Pakistani consulates in Jalalabad in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning left at least two people dead as an exchange of fire continued between Afghan security forces and gunmen, reports said.

Times Now reports that four Afghan policemen were killed. 

The attack took place 200 meters from the Indian consulate, in an area where there are many foreign missions.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in which two were killed after being prevented from joining a queue of people seeking visas to Pakistan.

Firing is on between Afghan security forces and gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate.

India's foreign ministry said the Indian consulate was not the target. All Indians are reported to be safe.

The attack is the latest  in a series of suicide attacks in Afghanistan.

 On  January 5, an explosion took place 400 metres away from the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad after explosives were placed in a garbage can. 

The Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif was attacked in a 25-hour gun and bomb siege from 3 to 4 January. Three armed assailants were killed after they mounted an attack on the diplomatic mission from a nearby building.

While a police spokesman said investigators were trying to determine the target, Indian officials claimed that the Indian mission was not the target.