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Mazar-i-Sharif attack: Afghanistan provincial governor wields gun to save Indian mission

Governor of Afghanistan's Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor wielded the gun to protect the Indian consulate at Mazar-i-Sharif.

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As per a report in CNN IBN, Governor of Afghanistan's Balkh province Ata Mohammad Noor, a  former Mujahideen wielded the gun to protect the Indian consulate at Mazar-i-Sharif.

Yesterday night, an intense 25-hour gun-battle between security forces and terrorists outside the Indian Consulate came to end tonight with the killing of all the attackers who attempted to storm the Mission building.

A group of terrorists had attacked the Consulate at around 9.15 pm on Monday with an aim of storming the building but their plan was thwarted by the security forces.

The pictures of Noor has gone viral in which he is seen holding an assault rifle and aiming to take shots.

The report also said that Noor is also interacting with the soldiers outside the Indian consulate.

Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital of his province.