Afghanistan security forces carry a wounded police officer during an attack on the US consulate in Herat on 13 September 2013
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'Taliban responsible' for Afghan blast near US consulate

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked the US consulate in the western city of Herat.

The Taliban said a suicide bomber had detonated explosives early on Friday, before other fighters opened fire.

Initial reports say several Afghan police have been killed.

Afghanistan Correspondent David Loyn reports.