Suicide blast outside Indian consulate in Afghanistan

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  1. hit&run

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    Afghan blast near Indian consulate


    Suicide bombers have struck near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in an apparent attack on the mission.

    Three bombers drove up in a car before detonating their device, police said.

    Gunfire was heard soon after the blast which took place at 10:00 local time (06:30 GMT).

    Reports speak of several casualties but Indian officials said none of its citizens were hurt. Indian buildings in Afghanistan have been attacked before.

    Jalalabad has frequently been the target of Taliban attacks, including a bomb blast at the airport last year.

    "A car containing explosives hit a barrier near the consulate and detonated," Ahmadzia Abdulzai, Nangarhar province spokesman, told AFP news agency.

    He said the blast had damaged nearby shops.

    BBC News - Afghan blast near Indian consulate
     
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    Taliban has denied responsibility.

     
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    Taliban has never attacked Iranian consulates in Afghanistan.
     
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    Iranian????
     
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    Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    Bomb blast near Indian consulate in Afghan city of Jalalabad | News | DW.DE | 03.08.2013
     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    There was prior intel warning
    Intercepts suggest Pakistan's ISI hired 'assassins' to attack Indian envoy in Kabul : North, News - India Today
     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    Probably the Haqqani network, a veritable arm of the ISI, was behind this.
     
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    Till the time we don't hit ISI they will keep killing Indians......Trust me yiu have instill fear in rough Islamic people and Pakjabis if you want peace....till the keep beating the secular drum of cowardice!
     
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    Amrullah Saleh comments on his Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/saleh.amrullah

     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    R.I.P children....
     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    a little question for you,are Haqqanis a Pastoon tribe from Afganistan or do they live on the pakistani side of the durand line?
     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    The Haqqani leadership are basically a clan and descend from the larger Zadran Pashtun tribe. All their leaders live in North Waziristan, and their fighters operate on both sides of the Durand line.

    Ironically they enjoyed the support of the CIA during the Afghan jihad in the 1970s and 80s. Today the Haqqanis are terrorists, mafia, and a proxy forces of Pakistan.

    http://www.understandingwar.org/report/haqqani-network
    http://www.understandingwar.org/sites/default/files/Haqqani_Network_0.pdf
     
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    Yeah and we should take out ISI HQ just to tell them that we too can reply at will.
     
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    Rest in Peace ..

     
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    On topic, Indian consulate has been attacked for the second time by ISI, can anybody shed some light on the kind of security arrangements they have over there?

    For ISI to be so pissed off by Indian presence in Afghanistan, we must be doing something right.
     
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    This is thread about suicide blast not nukes or anything else, stick to the topic or else ..
     
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    Re: Bomb blast near Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

    whoops - sorry I did not see Kunal message when I replied. Feel free to delete
     
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    We won't be deterred by this attack and will continue to assist Afghanistan: India
    Press Trust of India, 3 Aug 2013

    NEW DELHI: Hit by yet another suicide bomb attack on its mission in Jalalabad, India on Saturday said "terror machines" that operate from "beyond the borders" was the main threat to the security of Afghanistan and refused to be deterred from its commitment to assist the war-torn country. At least 12 people were killed in the deadly attack targeting the Indian consulate in Jalalabad city, bordering Pakistan, in the backdrop of reports that the ISI-backed Haqqani network among others were again plotting to attack Indian interests in Afghanistan.

    "This attack has once again highlighted that the main threat to Afghanistan's security and stability stems from terrorism and the terror machine that continues to operate from beyond its borders," ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. He said the attack which has led to the injuries and deaths of several valiant Afghan police personnel as well as deaths of several innocent Afghan civilians including children, must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

    However, he asserted that India would not be deterred by this attack and will continue to assist Afghanistan in its reconstruction and development effort.

    "This was clearly an attack not just against India but an attack against the efforts to help the Afghan people overcome the tragic hardships they have endured due to several decades of war," he said.

    This is the second strike on the consulate which was earlier attacked in 2007. Indian embassy in Kabul too came under a deadly attack in 2008 and was again targetted in 2009.

    Pakistan-based Haqqani network, described by a former US military chief as the "veritable arm of ISI, has earlier been found to have carried out the attacks.

    It is understood that Indian government had inputs about possible terror attacks against its consulates including the one in Jalalabad following which a team, comprising security officials, visited the consulates and the embassy in Kabul last week. Apart from Jalalabad, India has consulates in three more places — Herat, Mazare-i-Sharif and Kandahar.

    As per the recent intelligence inputs, apart from Haqqanis, the security threat was also from smaller militant groups based in Pakistan.

    Meanwhile, Akbaruddin said India wishes to express its deep gratitude to the brave Afghan security personnel who laid down their lives while protecting the Indian consulate. "We wish to express our grief and condolences to the families of the innocent Afghan civilians who also lost their lives during this attack," he said.
     
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