Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha has said that the terrorist attack on India’s consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif would not deter ties between New Delhi and Kabul. “Such attacks would further strengthen ties between the two countries,” he told reporters during a visit to the consulate that was under attack for about 25 hours.
The attack begun on Sunday night and ended on Monday night after Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) to include Special Forces killed all four terrorists in a joint operation.
There were no casualties to the Indian diplomats or other employees but one policeman embraced martyrdom fighting the terrorists while five policemen and four civilians sustained injuries.
Indian ambassador said they did not have pre-information about the attack but awhile back one person was arrested for taking pictures of the surrounding areas of the consulate.
Sediq Sediqi, spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior told a press conference on Tuesday that the clash in Mazar-e-Sharif took longer because security forces were trying to avoid civilian casualties.
Assailants had stormed an empty building from where they were firing arms on the Indian consulate.