August 3, 2013 10:43 AM
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. An Egyptian police official says that if followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi abandon their protest sit-ins, this will allow his Muslim Brotherhood group to have a normal role in the political process. Security officials said three militants wearing explosives-rigged vests killed at least nine civilians, most of them children, in a botched attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, near the border with Pakistan. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault in the city of , and the Afghan Taliban denied in a text message that it had carried out the attack.