Pakistan army officers involved in attack on Indian Consulate: Afghan police

An intense gun-battle between security forces and the attackers took place outside the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif after assailants attempted to storm the mission building on January 3.

By: PTI | Kabul | Updated: January 13, 2016 4:14 am
afghanistan, indian consulate, indian consulate attack, Mazar-e-Sharif, afghan police, afghanistan police, terror attack, indian mission in afghanistan The police official said efforts were underway to track down, identify and detain those who assisted the attackers to gain access to the building that was opposite the Indian Consulate.

Pakistani military officers were involved in the attack on the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif in which assailants attempted to storm the mission building, a senior Afghan police official said on Tuesday.

“We saw with our own eyes and I can say 99 per cent that those attackers were from Pakistani military and used special tactics while conducting their operation,” Sayed Kamal Sadat, police chief of the Balkh province, said of the attack that took place last week.

Sadat said the attackers — officers from across the border — were well-trained military men who fought Afghan security forces in the 25-hour siege.

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“The attackers were military personnel. They were educated and well prepared and had intelligence. They fought us and only by Allah’s grace were we able to control them and eliminate them,” Sadat was quoted as saying by Tolo News.

The police official said efforts were underway to track down, identify and detain those who assisted the attackers to gain access to the building that was opposite the Indian Consulate.

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“We are jointly working with the NDS director and have spoken about this –- especially as they came here not able to speak in Dari or Pashtu but speaking in Urdu. It means obviously there is someone who guided those attackers and helped the attackers,” Sadat said.

An intense gun-battle between security forces and the attackers took place outside the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif after assailants attempted to storm the mission building on January 3.

The standoff ended on the night of January 4 after the attackers who entered the building opposite the Indian Consulate were killed. One police solider also lost his life and nine others including three civilians were wounded in the incident.

As the Consulate came under attack, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) guards deployed on the sentry post foiled their attempt by raining heavy fire on them.

A strong contingent of over four-dozen ITBP commandos has been securing this facility from 2008 apart from three other missions in the country and the main Embassy in the capital, Kabul.

The security of these sensitive facilities was recently heightened after the ITBP deployed over 35 commandos at Indian missions in Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Kandhar and Mazar-e-Sharif.

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  1. J
    Jan 13, 2016 at 1:39 am
    Jindians, Don't you have the dignity that Afgans have?
    1. T
      Jan 12, 2016 at 5:47 pm
      Undeterred, Modiot and his SIDEKICK AJIT DOWAL(do all dowel) are again visiting stan to attend the BIRTHDAY OF NAWAZ SHARIFF's CANINE. THIS TIME TOO THEY BOTH PLAN TO GATE CRASH! If it were MK NARAYANAN he would have easily solved the problem. He would have asked his minions to arrange Mumbai models in 5* hotels in Mauritius and invited all terrorists to have fun there. For MK, being the guru of pimping, it's a piece of cake.
      1. B
        Jan 13, 2016 at 12:44 am
        What sort of a news is that?_______Indian Army officers were involved in Patankot attack on Indian air base. Any better positive news?
        1. b
          Jan 13, 2016 at 12:49 am
          You Indian fellows shamelessly using a building built by British and run a country from there, shamelessly. If you want Afgans also to be as shamelessly as Indians by building their parliament and then making your Indian butcher of Muslims to open the parliament? So Indian brahmins happily poking at the ego of others, a p time for brahmins.
          1. P
            Jan 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm
            1. F
              Jan 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm
              I am a fool. I believed the story, verbatim. Thanks KERALITE failed SEKS movie script writers! Your stories sell like hot cakes, at least to brainless Indians.
              1. K
                Jan 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm
                Wow Pashto is spoken by Pathan all over stan . I think these afghans don't know that complete border belt of with Afghanistan speak Pashto or Dari only people in mazarsharif don't . What a blame although not new. Can they justify India 17 consulates in Afghanistan that too in border belt
                1. K
                  Jan 13, 2016 at 3:00 am
                  Speaking such tone never hide truth who is fuelling war. Mazarsharif 2, Kandahar 3, jalalabad4 ,shindand, Helmand , farah, bagram, Kabul and zabul. Kindly don't use such language as stan is not spoiled by Bollywood. Since 60 years India says stan is bankrupt but Google it who is having good living India or stan
                  1. A
                    Jan 13, 2016 at 4:07 am
                    Still Modi want talk only.Where is long tongue Sushma
                    1. K
                      Jan 13, 2016 at 12:22 am
                      Taliban is stan and stan is Taliban, those who live in Afghanistan are tarnished by the deeds of the stani armed forces. Every day there are convoys of dead bodies arriving stan, which clearly means that those fighting in the front lines are stanis.
                      1. D
                        Dibakar G
                        Jan 12, 2016 at 7:14 pm
                        stan is biggest terrorist country in world. Another is Saudi Arab. stan government army police all are other face of terrorists. Kargil war , daily cross border firing , USA gun attack , pathankot now afghan mazar-e-sharif city attack too. Endless . #Banstan make storm on twitter n fb
                        1. d
                          Jan 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm
                          There is nothing new in it. terrorism is the main job of ISI.
                          1. H
                            Haidar Niazi
                            Jan 13, 2016 at 12:17 am
                            What is the difference b/w Urdu and Hindi. These could be Indian dirty tricks. There is a w province of Pushtoons and alot of soldiers are pushtoon in Pak army, every soldier can speak broken Pushto. So, they were trained but forgot to get bit of training of Pushto or Dari or may be they planned but forgot to send the right persons. Either Afghans are so naive or got inspired alot from the bollywood movies.
                            1. H
                              Jan 13, 2016 at 2:48 am
                              haaa; reserve your cry and tears, until you see, stan disappearing as a nation, by getting fragmented; dont think, your terrorist army can survive; we make it to stand in front of international court and the terrorists, hiding under its shelter in stan's days are numbered; we dont need any big missiles to achieve to achieve the above goals; any way, Russia and Iran are our friends and we will crush Saudi money influence in this subcontinent
                              1. H
                                Jan 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                                He forgot to mention a few more facts. They were wearing stani Military uniforms, were carrying stani ID cards, showed the Afghan police their stamped visa and also amused them with Ghalib's poetry in "Gaarhi" urdu. There is no reason to believe that Afghan security forces which have been combating terrorism so well during last 10 years maybe trying to p on the buck
                                1. I
                                  Ingeborg Malik
                                  Jan 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm
                                  When r we going to increase the cost of such Provocation..???when we are unable to respond to the s how are we going to deal if China and stan decide together to attack India??Are we prepared?do we have the Power to stand their concerted effort against us??
                                  1. K
                                    kris kumar
                                    Jan 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                    Pak will again deny their involvement and say it is Indian propaa to defame Pak. Pak will say that all the attackers were Indian and none from Pak Army. We get the same story of denial from Pak again and again. Unfortunate thing is that India has been very reluctant to retaliate in the same manner Pak Army/ISI have been doing for years and why people need to know. We all know Pak have no shame in using terrorists groups against just to keep the proxy war going knowing well it will kill few soldiers and to them jihadis have no life and also this keeps Indian army occupy at a huge cost to India and to Pak it cost very little to train and send few terrorists across to get killed and to Pak it is cheaper than going to war with India.
                                    1. H
                                      Jan 13, 2016 at 8:53 am
                                      Between stan, Taleban and China, India will be chased out of Afghanistan. There are a lot of Indian investments that will go down the drain.
                                      1. N
                                        Jan 13, 2016 at 9:44 am
                                        Porkis...talking about dignity??? LoL
                                        1. M
                                          Me Marathi
                                          Jan 13, 2016 at 8:31 am
                                          India should help balochistan , sindh , punjab in pukistan to get its freedom. That will calm the situation in pukistan for ever. Else pukistani jihadis will continue poking their ugly ar$$s in afghanistan. India should take help from allied forces to help achieve this.
                                          1. S
                                            Jan 13, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                            Afghanistan needs to clean up RAW agents but it will take time. Its 10 years USA and Israel posted and pointed RAW agents in w Afghan Government and parliament. This was Indian role in Afghanistan to as Sub contractor of USA in the region. Indian occupation on Afghan Parliament is actually fading and the reason India is jumping now and staging Pathankot, Gurdaspur Dramas. This is reason that India has been kicked out from Afghan peace process. Considering itself as Franchise of America in the Region, Indian Government has been sitting with a watered mouth in Afghanistan and stabbing stan from backyard. when Modi cam here in stan we were expecting such incident because its their global Propaa to talk with civil government then stage a drama and shout that see we are engaging civil government but army doesn't want that. That why we always check their armpit knives, When they do pray in mouth. Baghal main Churi moon main Ram Ram. What India stands for. The proves they given to stan are totally childish. Even a common man can understand that anyone can do this. Recording calls in a studio or calling from anywhere in world or say that we found the countries sims or ID cards. We are not against Indian People, we do not hate Indian land but Indian Government and Agencies are more distrusted. Ajit Dovel in his video has been vowing to operate terrorism in stan. Modi doesn't miss chance to bash stan and admitted that India was involved to interfere. As per BBC report RAW has been funding 0.8 Million pounds per month to Altaf Hussein for killing abduction and destabilization of Karachi. Baluchistan Terrorists stays in Delhi and travels on Indian Pport. One side India try to cash Muslim Potion in Middle east and on other side plays a vital part of global anti Muslim drive. look in your pocket first... A wise person make things better when he / she is in power and stable position. But India earned hate from Sri Lanks, Nepal, Maldives, China and stan.
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