Saturday 13th, July 2024
canara news

Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad attacked; gunbattle with terrorists on, two injured

Published On : 02 Mar 2016


Kabul (zeenews): At least two explosions, gunfire were heard near Indian Consulate in eastern Afghan city Jalalabad on Wednesday.

The area houses other foreign consulates including one of Pakistan. Meanwhile, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has confirmed that it was a suicide explosion which targeted the Indian Consulate.

However, all Indian Consulate officials are safe, the MEA said. MEA is also gathering more information regarding the blasts.

The ITBP and Afghanistan security forces are currently engaged in a fierce gunbattle with terrorists who are believed to be hiding in a nearby building.

At least six have reportedly sustained injuries in the ensuing gunbattle between the security forces and the terrorists. They have been rushed to a nearby hospital, said reports.

The Afghan media claims that four attackers, including a suicide bomber, are involved in the attack on the Indian Consulate.

Some eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by the Afghan media that several blasts took place near the gate of Indian Consulate.

One suicide bomber had detonated himself after which two other terrorists started firing indiscriminately on the security forces.


No casualties have been reported from the blast, which shattered windows and doors in nearby buildings and destroyed at least eight cars.

It comes nearly two months after a suicide attack on the nearby Pakistani Consulate in Jalalabad in January.

Photo credit: zeenws/ANI







More News

Bhagwat demands law for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya
Bhagwat demands law for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya
Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi
Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi
BJP's Shah says allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified
BJP's Shah says allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified

Write your Comments

Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. canaranews.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will canaranews.com be held responsible.