'Mostly children' killed in Indian consulate attack

Three suicide bombers killed at least nine civilians, most of the them children in a botched attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, security officials said.

Police fired on the militants as they approached a checkpoint near the consulate, prompting one of them to set off their explosive-laden car. At least nine bystanders were killed, and another 24 people injured.

All three attackers also died.

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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.