Afghanistan: Suicide attack at Indian consulate in Jalalabad leaves two civilians dead

 


March 2, 2016

At least two people were killed as a group of suicide attackers targeted the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. A car bomb detonated outside the gates of the diplomatic compound in the eastern city not far from the Pakistani border on 2 March.

The blast, in an area of the city popular with diplomatic missions, killed two civilians and injured 19 more, according to the Nangarhar province’s governorate. The detonation, which shattered windows of nearby buildings and burned out a number of cars, was followed by a gun battle, as up to five militants who attempted to storm the consulate were faced by security forces.

 

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