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Men armed with guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan. Police say the diplomatic staff escaped, unharmed. (May 23)

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Herat, Afghanistan - 23 May, 2014

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7. Mid, Afghan forces in street

STORYLINE:

Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the Indian Consulate in western Afghanistan's Herat province Friday, an assault that injured no diplomatic staff, police said.

Indian officials said there had been a threat against its diplomats in Afghanistan, but gave no other details.

At least three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby home, according to police.

Gunfire continued into Friday morning.

Police said officers thought there could be a fourth gunmen involved in the fighting as gunfire

came from different directions.

Two gunmen were reportedly killed.

Police officers surrounding the area had orders to fire carefully due to other residential compounds nearby.

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