Blast close to consulates in Jalalabad: witnesses

Consulates at site include those of India, Pakistan, Iran

January 13, 2016 10:39 am | Updated September 23, 2016 12:12 am IST - KABUL:

An explosion was heard in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday close to consulates, including those of India, Pakistan and Iran, witnesses told Reuters.

There was no immediate confirmation of the cause of the blast or of any casualties or damage.

Many blasts over recent weeks

There have been several bomb blasts in Afghanistan over recent weeks at a time when efforts are under way to restart a peace process with the Taliban and ease diplomatic tension between Pakistan and India.

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