The victims mostly include women, children and few men who were visiting a nearby mosque. The unfortunate incident took place at 10am in the morning. Had it been prayer time, the mosque would have housed hundreds of people at one time. Similar attacks on Indian consulate in Afghanistan have been witnessed in the past.
“A car containing explosives hit a barrier near the consulate and detonated,” Ahmadzia Abdulzai, Nangarhar province spokesman. “Three civilians were killed and about 20 were wounded. There were three suicide bombers in the car,” he added.
On Friday, the US issued world-wide travel alert and announced to keep its embassies in certain countries closed on Sunday. The US claims that terrorist group Al Qaeda has planned massive terrorist activities in the coming days. US mission in Kabul will also remain closed on Sunday.