Deadly Indian consulate attack

A suicide bomber attacked the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan capital of Jalalabad on Saturday morning, Indian officials and local police said, killing at least six people and wounding 22.

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Consulate 'intended target' of Jalalabad attack

Jalalabad is marked with an A symbol close to the Afghanistan border with Pakistan. Credit: Google Maps

Nangarhar police chief Mohammad Sharif Amin told Reuters that a bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside the consulate and an adjacent mosque.

The consulate was the intended target, he said, but most casualties were from the mosque.

Roads near the Indian consulate remained blocked as gunfire rattled through the area, deputy provincial police chief Masoom Khan Hashimi said.

Indian diplomatic missions have been targets of previous attacks in Afghanistan.

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