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Explosives-laden vehicle found near Indian consulate in Herat: Afghan police
Posted:Jan 8, 2016
 
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An explosives-laden vehicle was found near the Indian consulate in Herat on Friday. One person arrested in this regard, prompting speculation as to whether it was intended for attacking yet another Indian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan.
 
A vehicle was found parked unattended in a makeshift taxi stand next to the consulate and when checked by police officials, it was found to contain explosives.
 
“Police seized a suspect vehicle near consulate perimeter with explosives to be used for VBIED (vehicle-borne improvised explosive device). It was not ready to be used as VBIED but only had preparatory explosive material. All main suspects were able to escape... only one suspect from nearby area has been detained by police for interrogation,” an Afghan police official reportedly told Indian officials.
 
However, the Indian consulate in Herat tweeted: “Reports about discovery of VBIED outside the consulate are misleading. No explosives found.”
 
Friday’s incident comes less than a week after an attack by a group of heavily-armed insurgents who attempted to storm the Indian consulate in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-e-Sharif on Sunday.
 
Just a few days after the Mazar-e-Sharif incident, a small bomb exploded near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on 5 January.
 
Afghan new agency Khaama Press while reporting on Friday’s development said Afghan national security forces thwarted a terrorist attack plot by seizing a vehicle packed with explosives while it was parked close to the Indian consulate.
 
Provincial police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi said the vehicle was identified by security forces and was defused on time. He was also quoted as saying that police discovered explosives, fuses and remote controls from the vehicle, which are normally used in suicide attacks.
 
Courtesy: Live Mint, January 9, 2016
 
 
 
 
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