Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif attacked

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), Jan, 3 (ANI): The Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghan, was reportedly attacked on Sunday, with unknown gunmen attempting to enter the compound after twin explosions and shots were heard.

No details were immediately available on casualties or damage, reported Reuters.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) sources, however, said there were no reports of any casualties in the attack on the Indian consulate.

The ministry said it was in touch with Kabul mission and consulate officials, and was monitoring situation closely.

The Afghan media quoted police as saying that no casualties reported from the attack on the Indian consulate.

According to Afghan media, gunfire resumed after armed people attacked the Indian Consulate.

The attack came close on the heels of the terrorists attack at the Pathankot air base, where Indian security forces were still trying to eliminate terrorists, who killed at least seven military personnel and wounded 20 others. (ANI)

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