Three Killed in Attacks on U.S. Consulate in Pakistan


The United States consulate in Peshawar, in northern Pakistan, was attacked with car bombs and grenades on Monday, leaving three people dead. The attack by Islamist militants dressed in security uniforms was an attempt to blow their way inside the heavily fortified compound using rocket-propelled explosive devices and car bombs. They did not succeed in entering the complex. None of the three victims of the attack were American, according to reports. It did not immediately appear to be related to a suicide attack in nearby Lower Dir, which killed 41 people and left many more wounded.

Attack on US Consulate in Pakistan; suicide car bombs, grenades kill 3 [NYDN]