Sunday, May 25, 2014

Modi invite - Security implications

There is a terror attack on Indian installation in Afghanistan. Pakistani elements may be behind the attack. The attack is continuation of the Jihad against India and was timed at the installation of Modi Government in Delhi.

The Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan was attacked on Friday, 23rd May 2014 by four heavily armed gunmen who tried to enter the complex. All four attackers were killed by ITBP police forces and Afghan security personnel and the consulate staff was safe. The attack began at 3.15 a.m. when the four gunmen tried to break into the consulate, located 600 km from Kabul. A group called Ansar al Tawhid (AaT) is suspected to be behind the attack equipped with rocket-propelled grenades. The audacious attack comes ahead of the May 26 swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister after the Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed his attendance in the oath-taking ceremony. 

The residents of western Herat of Afghanistan on Saturday,
 Indo-Tibetan Border Police at the consulate held off the assault 
until Afghanistan's National Army (ANA) soldiers arrived to help 
secure the consulate

24th May 2014 demanded shifting of Indian consulate, which was attacked by gunmen a day earlier, out of the city. Dozens of people held a protest demonstration outside the Indian consulate to demand its immediate shifting. The demonstrators threatened to launch massive protest rallies if the Indian consulate was not shifted outside the city. The residents of 4th zone complained numerous problems owing to frequent security incidents and closure of roads.

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