Afghanistan: Gunfight in Mazar-e-Sharif ends, all terrorists gunned down

New Delhi: An intense gunfight between the security forces and terrorists outside Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif came to an end on Monday night after all the attackers who tried to enter the building were neutralized.

“The clearance operation is over and all the terrorists have all been killed," said provincial police chief Sayed Kamal Sadat.

Reports suggest that one attacker had been captured alive, but there was no confirmation on it.

No group has claimed responsibility of the attack in which one officer was killed and 11 others were injured.

Meanwhile, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him about the situation. PM Modi expressed his deep appreciation exemplary bravery and courage shown by the Afghan National Security Forces in thwarting the terrorist attack and ensuring security and safety of the Indian Consulate and personnel.

The Indian consulate in Afghanistan came under attack at around 9:15pm on Sunday night after armed assailants tried to storm into the building. However, their attack was foiled by ITBP officials and the Afghan forces. The operation lasted nearly 25-hours.

(Image courtesy: ANI)

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