Afghan attack was meant to be 26/11 type

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  1. Voldemort

    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    NEW DELHI: The Friday morning attack on the Indian consulate in Herat province of Afghanistan by four heavily armed terrorists was launched in 26/11 style with a motive of taking the consulate officials as hostage.

    Recoveries made from one of the fidayeens showed that they had supplies for at least three days and enough arsenals to completely destroy the consulate.

    ITBP personnel, who repelled the attack killing one of the fidayeens while he was trying to scale the consulate wall, have found that each fidayeen carried dry fruit packets that could help him survive two-three days. Apart from this each carried one AK-47 gun with under-barrel grenade launcher (UBGL), six magazines, 17 rocket propelled grenades and four hand grenades.

    "Had they gained entry, with such massive ammunition, they could have completely destroyed the consulate," said a senior ITBP officer. ITBP, which has around 300 personnel guarding five Indian consulates and embassies in Afghanistan, had 26 men guarding the Herat consulate.
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    ITBP DG Subhash Goswami said, "One of the fidayeens was killed by our rearguard constables while he was trying to scale the consulate wall. We have recovered dry fruits from his bag and considerable amount of arms and ammunition that he was carrying on his body. The other three terrorists entered into a building adjacent to the consulate and were neutralized by Afghan forces. None of our jawans or the consulate staff was injured."

    Goswami said that a general alert regarding a possible attack on consulates in Afghanistan had been received by the force a few weeks ago. "We recently reinforced our strength by 79 more men in the country in view of the threats," said Goswami.

    PM [email protected]& Prez Karzai of#Afghanistan have a telephone conversation regarding attack on#India's Consulate in Herat.

    — Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia)May 23, 2014
    India salutes the efforts of India's security personnel& Afghan security forces for their valiant efforts to fight the terrorists in Herat.

    — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)May 23, 2014 According to ITBP sources, at around 3.45am Kabul time (4.30am IST), a loud explosion followed by gunshots was heard outside the consulate. This alerted the entire ITBP contingent, led by inspector Manjit Singh, who rushed to secure the periphery. Right then, one of the fidayeens was spotted trying to scale the left wall of the consulate.

    "Constables Rakesh and Praveen Kumar shot at him after his bag got stuck in the concertina wires," said Goswami. Sources said, despite suffering gunshot, the fidayeen managed to enter but was neutralized after walking a few steps. The other three fidayeens then entered an adjacent building and started firing, which was replied by the Afghan forces. The encounter continued for good 10 hours before all terrorists were killed.

    Sources said that the fidayeen who entered the consulate had been left dead for over four hours on the suspicion of being strapped with an IED. Only after it was ascertained that he was not a suicide bomber, recoveries were made from him

    Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...officials-as-hostage/articleshow/35525774.cms
     
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    An Afghanistan National Army soldier fires his weapon to counter terrorist strike on the Indian Consulate in Herat

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    An injured Afghan soldier is winched down by a crane after four terrorists attacked the Indian Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, in the early hours of Friday

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    Afghan security forces personnel take position at a residential building near the Indian Consulate, where three of the insurgents are holed up

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    An Afghan soldier takes aim during the clash between the insurgents and the security forces

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    Indo-Tibetan Border Police at the consulate held off the assault until Afghanistan's National Army (ANA) soldiers arrived to help secure the consulate

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    Afghan security forces assist an injured colleague at the scene where two insurgents were killed

    Source: Taliban gunmen shot dead after they attack Indian consulate in Herat with rocket propelled grenades | Mail Online

    More pictures at: Indian consulate attackers in Afghanistan planned to take officials as hostage - The Times of India

    Taliban shot dead by ITBP (GRAPHIC): http://www.ptinews.com/pti_cms/gall_content/2014/5/2014_5$img23_May_2014_PTI5_23_2014_000137A-l.jpg
    Source: http://www.ptinews.com/news/4742065_Herat-attack--Karzai-calls-up-Modi-to-promise-security.html
     
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    datguy79 Regular Member

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    Afghan TV just reported that Pakistani currency and documents were found on the attackers.
     
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    Kaalapani Tihar Jail Banned

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    India -Iran-Afghanistan should form an alliance and gangrape pakistan daily.
     
  6. praneet.bajpaie

    praneet.bajpaie Regular Member

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    DG, Can you provide any links if possible? The Pakis will obviously deny this.
     
  7. MLRS

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    This is a good infographic. It shows the bloodshed Pakis are willing to cause on Afghans, just to hurt a few Indians.
     
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    Kaalapani Tihar Jail Banned

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    They want Afghans to be their slaves as simple as that.
     
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  9. sesha_maruthi27

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    Think the pakistani soldiers ave forgotten what the ITBP did to them in the 1971 war.....

    Pakistan count your days......
     

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