9 killed in at­tack on In­dian mis­sion in Afghanistan

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Press Trust of In­dia ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

JALAL­ABAD/ NEW DELHI: In the fourth at­tack since 2007, heav­ily-armed ter­ror­ists, in­clud­ing sui­cide bombers, on Wed­nes­day struck the In­dian con­sulate in Afghanistan’s Jalal­abad, killing nine peo­ple in­clud­ing an Afghan se­cu­rity per­son­nel and caus­ing dam­age to the chancery. The ex­ter­nal affairs min­istry said all In­di­ans in the mis­sion were safe and six ter­ror­ists, who car­ried out the at­tack, were dead. While two ter­ror­ists blew them­selves up, four mil­i­tants were killed by the Afghan Na­tional Po­lice. Min­istry spokesper­son Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi the con­sulate was dam­aged in the at­tack.


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