Blast near Indian consulate in eastern Afghanistan: authorities


Jalalabad (Afghanistan) (AFP)

A bomb went off near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Tuesday, authorities said, but no one was injured and the target was unclear.

"The explosives were placed in a garbage can," said Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar province's governor, adding that a police convoy had been passing when the blast went off. A police spokesman said investigators were trying to determine the target.