Afghanistan Attack: 3 Militants Killed In Gunbattle Outside Indian Mission

04/01/2016 8:00 PM IST | Updated 29/08/2016 9:03 PM IST
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Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers arrive for an operation near the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif on January 4, 2016. Gunfights raged January 4, as Afghan forces battled to flush out militants holed up near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, hours after they attempted to storm the diplomatic mission. AFP PHOTO / Farshad Usyan / AFP / FARSHAD USYAN (Photo credit should read FARSHAD USYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

KABUL -- At least three terrorists were killed in a fierce overnight gun battle with security forces who engaged militants attempting to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

Official sources said special combat units of the Afghan National Police have recovered three bodies from outside the Indian consulate.

Security forces have launched a daunting onslaught to nail down at least two to three other mercenaries who are holed up in a five-storey building about 100 metres across the road from the facility.

They said military choppers of the Afghanistan security forces have dropped commandos atop the building holding the militants and the battle is “inching towards final assault.”

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