KABUL/ NEW DELHI : The Indian consulate in Afghanistan was attacked Friday by unidentified gunmen, which is still continuing, an official said.“All the staff of the Indian consulate are safe. The attack is continuing and further details can be given only once it stops,” Syed Akbaruddin, external affairs ministry spokesman, told agency.
The gunmen tried to enter the consulate in Herat city and later fired from the neighbouring buildings. The attack started around 3.30 a.m., agency reported. No details of casualties have been reported yet. The area has been All staff in the Indian consulate in Afghanistan that was attacked Friday are safe, said Syed Akbaruddin, external affairs ministry spokesperson.
Meanwhile, ”All the staff of the Indian consulate are safe. The attack is continuing and more details can be given only once it stops,” Akbaruddin told agency here.Akbaruddin also tweeted: “Brave ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel and Afghan soldiers rebut the attackers. Operations are underway. Indian and Afghan officials are in touch over the attack. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh is monitoring the situation.”