A day after Afghanistan Police named Pakistan for the Mazar-i-Sharif attack, a blast took place in Jalalabad, nearly 200 meters away from the Indian consulate in Afghanistan.
Four Afghan policemen were reportedly killed in the blast, which was suspected to have been carried out by a suicide bomber,. According to sources.
All Indians in the consulate are reported to be safe.
An intense gun-battle between security forces and the attackers took place outside the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif after assailants attempted to storm the mission building on January 3.