1 Updates
9 Afghans die in suicide bombing near Indian consulate (Roundup)
Photo Credit: SHAHID ALI, Getty Images

9 Afghans die in suicide bombing near Indian consulate (Roundup)

Aug 3 2013, 7:22am CDT | by IANS

Kabul/New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) At least nine Afghans, including children, were killed and 24 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up a car loaded with explosives near the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, police said. The mission staff was unhurt.

Kabul/New Delhi, Aug 3 — At least nine Afghans, including children, were killed and 24 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up a car loaded with explosives near the Indian consulate in...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

36 weeks ago

9 Afghans die in suicide bombing near Indian consulate (Roundup)

Aug 3 2013, 7:22am CDT | by IANS

Kabul/New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) At least nine Afghans, including children, were killed and 24 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up a car loaded with explosives near the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, police said. The mission staff was unhurt.

Kabul/New Delhi, Aug 3 — At least nine Afghans, including children, were killed and 24 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber blew up a car loaded with explosives near the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, police said. The mission staff was unhurt.

"Nine civilians were killed in the coordinated suicide attack in the 3rd police district near the Indian consulate in Jalalabad at around 10 a.m. Saturday," the Nangarhar provincial government said in a statement. The three attackers were also killed.

The powerful blast sent a plume of grey smoke soaring into the sky, and damaged several houses and shops nearby.

Most of the casualties were children as the deafening blast took place near a mosque where dozens of children attended religious classes in the city, 120 km east of the Afghan capital Kabul, provincial police chief Sharifullah Amin said.

Afghan security forces quickly sealed off the blast site.

India had been previously the target of terror strikes. In October 2009, a Taliban suicide bomber attacked the Indian embassy in Kabul, killing at least 17 people. None of the Indian officials were injured in the attack.

In July 2008 a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into the gates of the Indian embassy, killing 58 people, including senior Indian diplomat V. Venkateswara Rao and Brigadier Ravi Datt Mehta, while injuring over 150 people.

On Saturday, the provincial government said "the attackers tried to assault the consulate office. But the security forces were alerted about the attack on the compound".

"Following the arrival of the attackers, two militants got off a sedan and fired on security forces. But the third man detonated the explosive-packed car causing casualties," the statement said, adding the militants were killed in the blast.

One local security force member was also injured.

No damages were inflicted on the consulate, consulate sources said.

India was quick to assure that consulate officials were safe.

"Explosion in front of India's Consulate in Jalalabad. MEA in touch with officials. All officials are safe," tweeted Syed Akbaruddin, official spokesperson, India's ministry of external affairs in New Delhi.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, told local media from undisclosed location via cell phone that the Taliban insurgents were not behind the attack.

Provincial Governor Gul Agha Shirzai and the country's interior ministry strongly condemned the attack.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
AFG Group is honored to receive the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Association’s National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG’s outstanding Construction Management practices on the 5-year Steam Line & Condensate Replacement Project, serving GSA’s Heating Operations & Transmission Division. This complex $13.6M project accomplished replacing 11,000 LF of underground steam lines that serviced 21 Federal buildings within the District.
 
 
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Ukraine Crisis and Asylum Seekers
Law Office of Alena Shautsova, a New York Immigration law firm located in Brooklyn , provides the full spectrum of immigration services including consultations regarding immigration benefits for citizens of troubled territories.
 
 
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Major Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change Well Under Way in Europe
Responding to the UN report on climate change mitigation, European innovators working across a range of climate innovation disciplines are stressing that major efforts are well under way in Europe.
 
 
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
EU Climate Innovation Chief Executive: Private, Public and Academic Sectors Need to Come Together
Mary Ritter, CEO of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC, calls for greater collaboration between the private, public and academic sectors to develop new solutions to stop further climate change.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Papros Inc: Now Suppliers' Smelters on CMRT Can be Directly Checked Versus Growing Lists of Conflict Free Certified Smelters on CFSP Website
San Jose, CA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- MRPRO (TM), the software program that automates several tasks associated with completion, checking, correcting, data warehousing and supply chain exchanging of the Conflict...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Papros Inc: Now Suppliers' Smelters on CMRT Can be Directly Checked Versus Growing Lists of Conflict Free Certified Smelters on CFSP Website
San Jose, CA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- MRPRO (TM), the software program that automates several tasks associated with completion, checking, correcting, data warehousing and supply chain exchanging of the Conflict...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Lakefront Living Realty, LLC Releases Version 6.0 of Popular Lakefront Property Website
Mansfield, MA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Hopeful buyers fantasizing of starting a new lifestyle on the water no longer have to struggle to find their dream lakefront property. The latest version of LakefrontLiving....
Read more on Business Balla
 
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
Herndon, VA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- AFG Group recently received the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America, National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG...
Read more on Business Balla
 
AFG Group Wins 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award
Herndon, VA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- AFG Group recently received the 2013 CMAA Project Achievement Award from the Construction Management Association of America, National Capital Chapter. The award recognizes AFG...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Paul Walker's mother drops custody bid of his daughter
Paul Walker's mother has dropped her bid to gain custody of his daughter. Cheryl Walker had sought to be named as the sole guardian over the late actor's estate and his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, but she has now...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cayman Islands Is The New Switzerland, But Not The Way You Think
Are the Cayman Islands The Next Offshore Target? The U.S. has cast its tax net far and wide, more a shotgun than a rifle shot. Mixing fishing and shooting metaphors seems appropriate to show just how no-holds barred...
Read more on Business Balla
 
In India Election, Single Twitter Appeal Draws In $133,000 Campaign Funds For Upstart Party
On April 16, Arvind Kejriwal, founder of the upstart Aam Aadmi Party which is crusading to eliminate criminality and corruption in Indian politics, started a 140-character fundraising campaign. “….Need clean money to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
What Was Old is Now Shiny New and Retro Chic—the Reinvented Pioneer Square. Pioneer Square, Seattle’s Oldest Neighborhood, is Experiencing a Revival Fueled by Food.
Seattle, WA, April 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Pioneer Square is a neighborhood that is a stone’s throw from the gorgeous waterfront, on the edge of downtown and SODO with the rhythms of tourists and sports fans...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Cameron Diaz: I barely worked out for scenes
Cameron Diaz ''barely worked out'' before stripping off in scenes for 'The Other Woman'. The 41-year-old actress, who is seen running down a beach in a bikini with Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton, 21, in the new...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla