Afghan authorities say they foiled plot to attack Indian consulate

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.
Smoke rises from a building near the Indian consulate in eastern Afghanistan, bordering Pakistan, after a terror attack.(Reuters File Photo)
Smoke rises from a building near the Indian consulate in eastern Afghanistan, bordering Pakistan, after a terror attack.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2016 08:32 PM IST
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By Reuters, Kabul

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.

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