Consulate attack won’t weaken Delhi-Kabul ties: Sinha
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha said on Tuesday the attacks on India’s consulate would not harm bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Indian diplomat, during a visit to Mazar-i-Sharifwhere the attack on the diplomatic mission happened, Kabul and Delhi were face with the same enemy. At least seven people were wounded in the 25-hour armed standoff.
Deputy police chief Col. Abdul Razzaq Qadiri told Pajhwok Afghan News the assault began with explosions and gunfire at 8.30pm on Sunday in the fourth police district.
Sinha said they were ready to take the injured to India if their treatment was difficult in Afghanistan. He added they did not have information about the attack, but a man taking snapshots of the consulate had been detained.
Security personnel had arrested two individuals in Jalalabad for taking photographs of the consulate, the ambassador said, adding the diplomatic mission’s staff was not harmed in the attack that slightly damaged the compound.
The Indian diplomat thanked the Afghan security forces and Governor Atta Mohammad Noor for their befitting response to the assailants. He announced the consulate would formally resume work tomorrow (Wednesday).
Earlier, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani telephoned Indian Prime Minister and informed him about the response to the attack on the consulate.
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