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May 28th, 2014
04:57 AM ET

2 Injured in Attack on U.S. Consular Vehicle in Afghan City of Herat

Two Americans were injured Wednesday in Afghanistan when a U.S. Consulate vehicle was attacked while traveling through the western city of Herat, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said.

The Americans were "lightly injured" and are being treated in a hospital in the city, it said.

The U.S. government is working with Afghan authorities to investigate the attack and bring those responsible to justice, it said.

Last week, four gunmen attempted to attack the Indian consulate in Herat. Two gunmen were killed in that incident but no one else was injured and the consulate building was not damaged.

The latest attack comes a day after President Barack Obamaannounced that he plans for 9,800 American troops, along with some allied forces, to remain in the country in 2015 if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.

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