Pakistani staff safe as blast near consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad injures four: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani staff were safe after a bomb exploded Sunday night near the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said.

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At least four people were injured in the late-night bomb blast, television channels reported.

According to Dr Faisal, “IED exploded outside holding area of our Consulate General in Jalalabad. All Pakistani staff are safe.

“One policeman and two applicants are reportedly wounded.

He added, “we are in contact with Afghan authorities to ensure strengthened security for Consulate General’s premises and personnel.”

The explosion occurred at a check post located near the Pakistani consulate. There were no reports of loss of life or damage to property near consulate.

All staffers working in the consulate were safe, the reports added.

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