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Awaiting detailed report from Afghan agencies on attack: India

India on Wednesday said it was awaiting a detailed report from Afghan security agencies on perpetrators of the terror attack on its Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan.



New Delhi: India on Wednesday said it was awaiting a detailed report from Afghan security agencies on perpetrators of the terror attack on its Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan.

"The Indian Consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif was the target of a terrorist attack. The report that we have received from the Afghanistan government yesterday indicate that the armed- terrorists attacked the Consulate General on India...," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Asked if India knew who was behind the attack, he said, "The investigation by Afghan security agency was on and the government awaits a report."

He also referred to the telephonic conversation between Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the Afghan leader briefed him about the attack. In return, Modi thanked him for the exemplary bravery and courage shown by the Afghan National Security Forces in thwarting the attack.

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