Bombing at American Consulate Herat Afghanistan – Taliban Takes Credit

Reports are breaking that the U.S. Consulate in Herat province of Afghanistan has been bombed. Some reports say it was a suicide bombing, some say it was a car bomb. A first report on Fox by Greta Van Susteren said 7 were injured. A short time later she said 7 were dead. The AP reported 7 “civilians” injured at 10:39 pm EDT. 10:59 pm EDT Greta just reported an interpreter for the U.S. has died, along with an unknown number of “police.” The Taliban has taken credit for the bombing and authorities say the situation is under control. Ongoing updates as available.

US Consulate in Herat Province, Afghanistan (photo credit Wikipedia)

US Consulate in Herat Province, Afghanistan (photo credit Wikipedia)

 

 

 

KabulUSEmbassy.gov lists staff at the Embassy (none designated for ‘consulate’) as:

James B. Cunningham
Ambassador
Term of appointment: August 2012 to present
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Tina Kaidanow
Deputy Ambassador
Term of Appointment: September 17,  2012  to present
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David M. Robinson
Assistant Chief of Mission
Term of Appointment: June 2013 to present
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Dr. S. Ken Yamashita
Coordinating Director
Term of Appointment: June 2013 to present
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James F. Dobbins
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Term of Appointment: May 2013 to present
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The AP reported fires and explosions outside the building. 

Insurgents with the Taliban told the BBC that a suicide bomber detonated explosives before other fighters came in and attacked.

Esmatullah Kohsar, a journalist, tweeted that “a blast likely a suicide attack following an armed clash happened in Herat province at the center of city.” He added that “an armed clash is underway near US consulate building.”…

Insurgents with the Taliban told the BBC that a suicide bomber detonated explosives before other fighters came in and attacked.

Esmatullah Kohsar, a journalist, tweeted that “a blast likely a suicide attack following an armed clash happened in Herat province at the center of city.” He added that “an armed clash is underway near US consulate building.” Source: AP