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India to assist families of Jalalabad attack victims

India to assist families of Jalalabad attack victims

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Mar 04, 2016 - 14:37

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Indian ambassador on Friday said his country would assist families of the victims killed and wounded in a group Talibaninfo-icon attack near the Indian diplomatic mission in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangrahar province.

Manpreet Vohra during a meeting with Nangrahar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi extended his condolences to the victims’ families on behalf of the people and government of India and promised them assistance.

One policeman and two civilians were killed and another 19 civilians were wounded in the Wednesday’s attack that came to an end after all the attackers were killed by the Afghan Security forces.

The Indian envoy thanked the governor and security forces for their quick response to the attack to protect the Indian Consulate staff.

Kunduzi said Afghanistaninfo-icon considered India a close friend and peoples of the both countries had good relations.

At the meeting, the governor offered a more secure place for the Indian diplomatic mission in Jalalabad, which the Indian envoy welcomed and said they would consider the offer, according to a statement from the governor’s house.

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