2 March 2016

Afghan official: Indian consulate attack kills 2, wounds 19

An Afghan security forces stands near to site of a suicide attack on the Indian consulate in the city of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, March 2, 2016. An Afghan official says two civilians have been killed and 19 wounded in an attempted car bomb attack on the Indian consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad. An official at the Indian embassy in Kabul, Anil Kumar, says all consulate staff are safe.
At least two civilians have been killed in an attempted car bomb attack on the Indian consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad, an Afghan official said on Wednesday.

Another 19 civilians were wounded in the suicide bombing. He says all five attackers were killed, said Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, where Jalalabad is the capital.

An official at the Indian embassy in Kabul, Anil Kumar, said all consulate staff members are safe.