Suicide bombers attack Indian consulate in Afghanistan
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Three suicide bombers have killed at least nine civilians, seven of them children, in a failed attack on the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. As they approached a checkpoint near the consulate, their explosive-laden vehicle denotated after police fired at them. A spokesperson for the Taliban immediately denied any responsibility for the attack, which ripped through a mosque, residences and nearby shops - injuring another 21 civilians. The Indian Foreign Ministry in New Delhi said on Twitter that all its officials were safe after the attack. India has been a key supporter of Kabul's post-Taliban government -- providing almost two billion euros in aid. RFI spoke to a leading expert from the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network on tensions in the country, which will persist long after international troops withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
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