Gunbattle in Afghan city after blast near Pakistan consulate

January 13, 2016 9:23 AM

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Gunbattle in Afghan city after blast near Pakistan consulate

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Afghan security forces killed two gunmen barricaded inside a house in Jalalabad on Wednesday, ending a siege that followed a suicide attack on the Pakistani consulate in the city, a senior official said.

Deputy Interior Minister Ayoub Salangi said the two militants were killed in a shootout with heavily armed police units. Officials said at least seven members of the security forces were also killed.

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