Truck bomb attack targets US consulate in Afghan city of Herat

Truck bomb attack targets US consulate in Afghan city of Herat

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May 15, 2014

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Truck bomb attack targets US consulate in Afghan city of Herat

The US consulate in the Afghan province of Herat was attacked resulting in at least six killed, four of them attackers, after a car bomb explosion was followed by a gun fight between militants and security forces.


Five Taliban suicide bombers entered the consulate building, the Taliban confirmed to the BBC. Four were able to explode themselves before the fifth was apprehended.


An Afghan army spokesman told the BBC that the initial blast had damaged the consulate’s outer defences and allowed the attackers to breach the perimeter and begin shooting at the compound’s buildings. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Herat, a western province adjacent to Iran.


A second blast was reported in the parking lot of the consulate a short time after the ...

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