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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    jinditic
    Jan 13, 2016 at 1:39 am
    Jindians, Don't you have the dignity that Afgans have?
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      Tim
      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.
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        B-positive
        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?
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        1. b
          brahmin-middle-fingers-always-busy
          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.
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            Peace
            Jan 12, 2016 at 5:40 pm
            Modi is TODAY's , COMMIE, NAXALITE, NEPALI, BURMEE, CHINI, MALDIVI, SRI LANKI ACCORDING TO BRAHMIN VE-DIKI BHAKTS!!
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            1. F
              Former-bhakt
              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.
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                khan
                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
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                  khan
                  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
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