August 5, 2013 7:50 PM
Flash floods have left more than 160 people dead and stranded and even more without food or shelter in Pakistan and Afghanistan in one of South Asia's most destructive natural disasters of the year. Three suicide bombers tried to attack the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, sparking a shootout with guards on a bustling downtown street that left at least nine civilians dead, official said. Abdul Zai, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said three suicide bombers wearing explosive vests were driving toward the Indian Consulate in Jalalabad when they were stopped by the security services. Zai said one bomber detonated a device inside the vehicle. Two bombers died and the third was injured. Eight passersby were killed and 25 others were seriously injured.