Police say gunmen attack Indian Consulate in western Afghanistan province of Herat

Police in western Afghanistan say gunmen have launched an attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province.

Abdul Sami Qatra, the provincial police chief, says the attack Friday began when three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby home with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Qatra says all the Indian workers inside the consulate compound are safe. He says two of the three gunmen have been killed by police officers, while one continues to fire on security forces.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan is experience a rise in insurgent attacks as foreign troops plan to withdraw from the country by the end of the year.

India has invested more than $2 billion in Afghan projects, including roads and power projects.