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Afghan security forces inspect a damaged car, which was used during a suicide bomb attack, outside the U.S. consulate in Herat province

Afghan security forces inspect a damaged car, which was used during a suicide bomb attack, outside the U.S. consulate in Herat province September 13, 2013. At least three people were killed when insurgents attacked the U.S. consulate in Herat on Friday, detonating a powerful truck bomb outside the front gates and launching a gunbattle with security forces, officials said. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate

Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans. The U.S. said all its personnel from the mission were safe and that American forces later secured the site. (AP)