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Afghanistan: Seven killed in suicide attack near Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad 01:02

Afghanistan: Seven killed in suicide attack near Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad

Afghanistan, Jalalabad
January 13, 2016 at 18:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

An attack near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad killed at least seven people and left at least 11 injured after a four-hour long fight between Afghan security forces and alledged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) miltiamen, Wednesday.

The assault took place in the morning, as visa applicants queued outside consulate nearby. According to witnesses, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest next to a police vehicle. Shortly afterwards, two other attackers dressed in police uniforms barricaded themselves inside a guesthouse near the consulate, where they fought against Afghan forces. Residents and children from a nearby school were then swiftly evacuated from the area.

All the attackers were killed by Afghan security forces, and the building was heavily damaged after the gunbattle. Afghan police also found explosives in two other areas on the same street. The action has been claimed to be perpetrated by Afghan militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in a written statement.

Afghanistan: Seven killed in suicide attack near Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad 01:02
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An attack near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad killed at least seven people and left at least 11 injured after a four-hour long fight between Afghan security forces and alledged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) miltiamen, Wednesday.

The assault took place in the morning, as visa applicants queued outside consulate nearby. According to witnesses, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest next to a police vehicle. Shortly afterwards, two other attackers dressed in police uniforms barricaded themselves inside a guesthouse near the consulate, where they fought against Afghan forces. Residents and children from a nearby school were then swiftly evacuated from the area.

All the attackers were killed by Afghan security forces, and the building was heavily damaged after the gunbattle. Afghan police also found explosives in two other areas on the same street. The action has been claimed to be perpetrated by Afghan militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in a written statement.

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