There is no clarity yet if the Indian embassy, located in a high-security diplomatic zone, was the target of the attack.
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:
Kabul – A rocket has landed in our Chancery compound in Kabul. The rocket has clipped the top of the three storied ITBP barracks. There are no casualties. All Indians and staff are safe.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 15, 2018
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.