Blast Rocks Near Pakistani Consulate in Eastern Afghan, Jalalabad City Killing 6 People

Afghan soldierOSINT SUMMARY

Wednesday 13th January 2016, a bomb blast has rocked the vicinity of a foreign consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad killing at least six people.

According to BDA from Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish, at least two police officers perished and two were also wounded in the Wednesday explosion.

The incident linked to terrorists’ criminals occurred near the Pakistani consulate and authorities have not ascertained the intended target.

Earlier, a bomber detonated his explosives after being prevented into entering the building, spokesman for the provincial governor added.

Latest reports on the incident indicate Afghan security forces have cordoned off the area and there is fierce exchange of fire with the assailants reportedly barricaded in a house near the consulate.

The terror-linked blast come at  a time when the two countries are participating in four-way peace talks.

The talks involving the United States and China hosted in Pakistani capital of Islamabad to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban militants.

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