The Jalalabad’s (Afghanistan) Indian consulate was attacked by a group of heavily armed attackers on March 2, setting off explosions that killed two people and injured 19 more.
All Indians in the consulate are reported to be safe.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesman, Vikas Swarup, said, “Our consulate has been targeted but everyone is safe.”
According to media reports, one of the attackers blew himself up near the gate of the consulate.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which guards the consulate, and Afghan security forces exchanged fire with the terrorists before they were killed.
According to the witnesses, the explosion was so powerful that it shattered windows and doors in the nearby buildings and destroyed at least eight cars. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack comes nearly two months after a similar assault by insurgents on the Indian mission in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan.