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Pakistan condemns Herat attack on Indian consulate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the attack on Indian consulate in Herat city of Afghanistan, in which four attackers were killed during an ambush with Afghan security forces – ARY News reports.

The Spokesperson of the Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan, Tasneem Aslam has said that Pakistan condemns every terrorism incident; however it is fortunate to know that the staff of the consulate remained safe during the attack and no casualties were reported.

According to Afghan authorities, this morning four heavily armed assailants attacked the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's major city, Herat. Following the attack, an exchange of fire continued between the attackers and the security forces for four hours.

Herat police chief, General Samiullah Qatra told that four attackers after entering into residential buildings close to the Indian consulate, started firing through heavy firearms, towards the consulate.

Afghan security forces timely acted and all the four attackers were killed in exchange of fire which lasted for four hours.

The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed that all the staff members of the consulate remained safe during the attack.

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