As per the sources, Kabul Blast Near Indian Embassy at least 9 Killed and 90 Injured. Indian Embassies are safe. All the Windows and doors of the Indian Embassies are damaged because of this powerful explosion.
Kabul Blast Near Indian Embassy at least 9 Killed and 90 Injured
A huge explosion rocked the diplomatic area of Kabul. At least 9 killed and 300 wounded were taken to the Kabul Hospitals after a car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning. The panic explosion went off and the clouds are filled with black smoke in the sky near the presidential palace and foreign embassies.
The powerful blast took place outside the Germany Embassy and near the Indian Embassy. All the Indian Embassy staff are safe. Windows and doors of Indian Embassies are damaged following the explosion.
Witnesses described dozens of cars choking as wounded survivors and also school children are panicked sought safety, people are struggling to get at the checkpoints in search of their loved ones.
A car bomb explosion took place around 8.25 am, at least 40 people are killed and injured at that time. Most of the people injured are civilians and were rushed to the nearby hospitals of Kabul.
External Ministry Sushma Swaraj tweeted about the blast “By God’s grace, Indian Embassy Staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast”. As per the reports no Germany Officials were killed or injured but some of the local staff might have been hurt.
By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 31, 2017
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. However, the attack came as a stepping up of Taliban to their annual “spring offensive”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack and stated that the Government of India stands for Afghanistan in the fight against terror. “We strongly condemn the terrorist blast in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured. India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all types of terrorism. Forces supporting terrorism need to be defeated.”
Individuals of Kabul has tweeted on the Twitter about the blast near the Indian Embassy.
Massive explosion just shattered all the windows and glass in our bureau #Kabul
— Jessica Donati (@jessdonati) May 31, 2017
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 31, 2017
Explosion in Kabul 5 mins ago. Shook my house, but ppl across city say it sounded close. Could be big.
— Sune Engel Rasmussen (@SuneEngel) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, Afgan Troops are backed by US and NATO forces and are reportedly asked the White House to provide more Troops to the country to break the fight against the Taliban.