Blast near Indian embassy in Kabul, 12dead
Morning walk turned nightmare for several people near Indian embassy in akabul. Latest reports says that in this vehicler led IED killed 7 people and injured several people.
A large bomb exploded near the Indian embassy in the centre of the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding 45. Three
Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) men have suffered minor injuries.
"There has been damage to our watch tower and some of the security personnel deployed in the outer perimeter sustained injuries but these are not serious. No Indian has been severely injured or killed in this attack," Indian ambassador Jayant Prasad said.
He said the blast occurred at 08:27 local time (09:27 IST), as a result of which doors and windows of the chancery were blown off.
"It is confirmed that it was vehicle borne IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack. So there was a suicide attacker involved in it," he said.
An AP reporter at the scene saw two sporty utility vehicles badly damaged, one of them labeled as a United Nations vehicle. The center of the blast appeared to be just outside the Indian embassy. Windows in surrounding shops were shattered.
Rubble and debris could be seen strewn across the road which also houses the Afghan interior ministry.
A policeman at the scene said the bomb had been placed inside a car but he could not say if it was a suicide attack.
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