Explosions, Gunfire Reported Near India Consulate In Afghanistan

Gunfire and explosions have been reported, near the Indian consulate, in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Explosions and gunfire rocked the area near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, shattering doors and windows and destroying at least eight cars, witnesses said.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

As gunfire rang out, security forces in armoured vehicles were seen moving to the scene while civilians fled.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which followed a suicide attack on the nearby Pakistani consulate in January. That attack was claimed by Islamic State, which has a growing presence in Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is the capital.

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