External Affairs

Rocket Lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul, No Casualties Reported

There is no clarity yet if the Indian embassy, located in a high-security diplomatic zone, was the target of the attack.

The Indian embassy in Kabul. Credit: India in Afghanistan (Embassy of India, Kabul)/Facebook

The Indian embassy in Kabul. Credit: India in Afghanistan (Embassy of India, Kabul)/Facebook

New Delhi: A rocket landed in the Indian embassy premises in Kabul, causing minor damage to a structure, but all the mission staff were safe, the external affairs ministry said tonight.

Sushma Swaraj, the minister for external affairs, tweeted:

The ministry’s spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said that there was no fire and that no casualties had been reported.

“A rocket landed in the premises of our Embassy in Kabul a while ago causing minor damage to a structure at rear side of the Embassy compound,” he tweeted.

He also said that India’s Charge d’ Affaires there informed that all the Embassy employees were safe.

It is not clear whether the target of the attack was the Indian Embassy, which is located in the high-security diplomatic zone of the Afghan capital.

(PTI)

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