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Blast outside Indian consulate in Afghanistan

The attackers threw the grenade while driving past the mission in Kandahar, a former Taliban stronghold.

india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 15:22 IST

Militants threw a grenade at the Indian Consulate in a southern Afghan city on Wednesday, but it hit a perimeter wall and exploded on the road outside causing no casualties, officials said.

The attackers threw it while driving past the mission in Kandahar, a former Taliban stronghold, Interior Ministry spokesman Yousuf Stanezai said.

Police launched a manhunt for the assailants, but no one has been arrested, he said.

The attack came just hours after a grenade exploded outside the Ministry of Women's Affairs in the capital, Kabul. That blast also caused no casualties as it happened after the ministry had closed for the night.

Taliban-led violence has spiked across Afghanistan in the past year, raising fears that the insurgency may hamper moves toward democracy.