Attack on the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Shari, capital of Afghanistan’s Balkh province, was planned by a foreign militant group which left a policeman killed. It also left five policemen and four civilians wounded.

Deputy Police Chief of Balkh province told Azadi Radio that cell phones and documents obtained following the attack show who planned the attack but it is not the time to share further details with media.

Abdul Raza Qaderi said further information would be released to media upon conclusion of the investigation.

After the attack when security forces were conducting combing operation when they came across Urdu-language messages on walls of the building used by militants during the attack.

The messages believed to be written with blood stated that ‘Ek Shaheed 1,000 fedaye, Afzal Guru Ka entiqam’ which means ‘one martyr is replaced with 1,000 suicide attackers and that attack was revenge of Afzal Guru’.

Afzal Guru was hanged in 2013 in one of the Indian jails for his alleged role in attack on the Indian Parliament.

Courtesy Khaama Press