Update: 5.07 pm IST: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, which killed seven policemen, AFP reported.
Update: 2.20 pm IST: The attack on the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad has ended. All terrorists have been killed and seven policemen lost their lives.
Update: 12.39 pm IST: Clashes continued inside the Pakistan consulate between the Afghan security forces and three terrorists in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The three terrorists are inside the consulate now, while the fourth one had earlier blown himself up.
No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Update: 11.48 am IST: The Pakistan consulate was the target of an explosion that took place in Jalalabad on Wednesday. Five policemen have been confirmed dead, while 11 people have been injured, including a consulate member.
The suicide bombing involved four terrorists, one of whom blew himself up, NDTV reported. The bomber had attempted to join a queue of visa applicants but was not permitted to do so. The blast took place after he was not permitted to enter the Pakistani consulate.
Afghan security forces and the remaining terrorists are currently engaged in a gun battle near the consulate.
Original Story: Four policemen were killed and three school children were injured in an explosion near the Indian and Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad in Afghanistan, TOLO news reported.
The blast took place merely 200 metres away from the Indian consulate. Gunfire continued even after the explosion.
Meanwhile, the Indian government responded that its consulate was not the target of the attack.
The area houses other foreign consulates, including that of Pakistan. The attack is being seen as a suicide mission, officials told NDTV.
The Jalalabad attack is the third such incident involving Indian consulates in Afghanistan in the last 10 days.