Afghan Forces Fight Back As Gunmen Attack Indian Consulate

Image: An Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldier fires his weapon
An Afghanistan National Army (ANA) soldier fires his weapon at the site of a clash between insurgents and security forces on the Indian Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, Friday, May 23, 2014. Gunmen armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the Indian Consulate in western Afghanistan's Herat province Friday, an assault that injured no diplomatic staff, police said. Indian officials said there had been a threat against its diplomats in Afghanistan, but gave no other details. Hoshang Hashimi / AP

Afghan security forces fought back against gunmen who attacked the Indian Consulate in Herat on Friday, killing two of the insurgents.

The Indian Embassy in Kabul told NBC News that none of its staff in Herat were hurt in the attack.

The provincial police chief said none of the gunmen managed to penetrate the consulate's perimeter, and two of them were shot dead.

Above, a soldier from the Afghan National Army fires his weapon during a gunbattle with the attackers.

Image: Shots fired at Indian consulate in western Afghanistan
Afghan soldiers take position outside the Indian consulate in Herat during a gunbattle with attackers on May 23, 2014. JALIL REZAYEE / EPA