Blast Near Indian Consulate Building in Eastern Afghan City

A blast was reported near Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Nangarhar in Afghanistan.

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File image of the bomb blast near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in 2013 (Photo: AP)

An explosion was reported on Tuesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad close to foreign consulate buildings including those of India, Pakistan and Iran, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. The blast took place at about 11.30 am in the city centre.

Attaullah Khugyani said there were no reports of casualties from the blast, which followed an attack on the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night.

The target of the attack was not immediately clear and there was no group has claimed responsibility.

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