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Afghan authorities say they foiled plot to attack Indian consulate

world Updated: Oct 26, 2016 20:32 IST
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Smoke rises from a building near the Indian consulate in eastern Afghanistan, bordering Pakistan, after a terror attack. (Reuters File Photo)

Afghan authorities arrested two men who were planning to attack the Indian consulate in the city of Jalalabad and seized bomb-making equipment, the National Directorate for Security said on Wednesday.

The arrests come at a time of heightened tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir and after an attack on a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta this week in which around 60 people were killed.

The consulate, in the eastern region bordering Pakistan, has been attacked before.