Nine children die in attack near Indian consulate in Afghanistan
August 3, 2013 -- Updated 2115 GMT (0515 HKT)
An Afghan policeman looks on as children flee from the site of a suicide attack in front of the Indian consulate in Jalalabad on August 3, 2013.
- Attack injures 23, including many children
- Three attackers die when one detonates a bomb
- Attack is close to Indian consulate in Jalalabad
- Indian government condemns the attack
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Nine children died in a suicide bombing Saturday morning near an Indian consulate in Afghanistan, a governor's spokesman said.
The children apparently were students at a mosque near the consulate in Jalalabad.
All three attackers died, said Ahmedzia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province.
He said 23 people, including many children, were injured. On Saturdays, children typically go to the mosque for religious classes.
The spokesman said the three attackers arrived in a Toyota Corolla about 100 meters from the consulate. Two began shooting. As security officials neared, the third detonated a bomb.
Jalalabad is between Kabul, the Afghan capital, and Peshawar in Pakistan. The border region is rife with Islamic extremists.
The consulate general of India condemned the attack in a statement, saying, "This attack has once again highlighted that the main threat to Afghanistan's security and stability stems from terrorism and the terror machine that continues to operate from beyond its borders."
"India will not be deterred from its commitment to assist Afghanistan in its reconstruction and development effort," according to the statement, which was posted on India's Ministry of External Affairs' website. "This was clearly an attack not just against India but an attack against the efforts to help the Afghan people overcome the tragic hardships they have endured due to several decades of war."
CNN's Harmeet Shah Singh in New Delhi, and David Simpson and Khushbu Shah in Atlanta contributed to this report.
Part of complete coverage on
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 0351 GMT (1151 HKT)
Back in the United States, 85-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman says his supposed apology was "obviously" not his own words.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 0111 GMT (0911 HKT)
The image of the Shinkansen bullet train streaking past Mount Fuji is a powerful part of the iconography of the resurgent post-war Japan.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 0212 GMT (1012 HKT)
Brazil's image as FIFA World Cup host takes a hit as three football fans critically injured.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 0727 GMT (1527 HKT)
A new political party claiming to champion ordinary Indian voters makes a startling electoral debut.
Few words in Hungarian, including place names, are easily recognizable to foreigners.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 1206 GMT (2006 HKT)
Browse through images you don't always see in news reports, taken by CNN teams all around the world.
December 8, 2013 -- Updated 0438 GMT (1238 HKT)
"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 1234 GMT (2034 HKT)
Walking into one of Yayoi Kusama's infinity rooms is like walking into a completely different universe.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 1055 GMT (1855 HKT)
Meet Tony Allen -- famous for helping create Afrobeat by fusing different beats and patterns.
December 8, 2013 -- Updated 2116 GMT (0516 HKT)
Fans converged on the site where Paul Walker died to pay tribute to the actor. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 1002 GMT (1802 HKT)
Watching digital artist Kyle Lambert's stunning photo-realistic iPad paintings emerge from a blank screen is an awe-inspiring experience.
He was imprisoned for life but that did not quiet him. Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and an icon and inspiration.
Today's five most popular stories