India Afghan consulate attacked

Firefight lasts several hours

(ANSA) - Rome, May 23 - Gunmen attacked the Indian consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat Friday.
    At least three attackers stormed nearby houses to fire on the compound with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades, police said.
    The gunmen were killed in a firefight with security forces that lasted several hours, officials added. Afghanistan has seen a surge in attacks in recent weeks as foreign troops begin to withdraw from the country.
   

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