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Indian consulate in Afghan city Mazar-i-Sharif attacked, explosions heard

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New Delhi: Some unidentified gunmen attacked the Indian consulate in Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night.

“The gunmen attempted to enter compound,” news agency Reuters quoted Afghan governor’s spokesman as saying.

However as per the MEA sources there are no reports of any Indian casualties.

“No reports of any Indian casualties in attack on Indian consulate in Afghan city of Mazar i Sharif,” ANI quoted MEA sources as saying.

MEA is in touch with Kabul mission & consulate officials and are monitoring situation closely.

According to preliminary reports, four armed terrorists tried to barge in Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Mazhar-e-Sharif. Shortly after the attack, the Afghan forces deployed it’s officials and two terrorists were killed on the spot. The remaining two, as per reports, escaped and entered a nearby building and have been firing from there. Afghan forces are battling the holed up terrorists.

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