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Explosion Heard Near Foreign Consulate Buildings In Eastern Afghan City

File photo of a suicide attack at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, August 3 2013.

An explosion has been heard in an area that houses several foreign consulate buildings in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, local officials say.

Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said on January 5 that there were no immediate reports of casualties from the blast, which follows an attack on the Indian Consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif on January 3.

The target of the attack was not immediately clear and there were no claims of responsibility for the blast.

The area in central Jalalabad houses the consulates of India, Pakistan, and Iran, the spokesman said.

Based on reporting by Reuters,, and