Kabul blast: Indian embassy walls damaged, staff unhurt

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New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI):The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday confirmed news of an explosion taking place outside the heavily fortified walls of the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

A spokesman of the ministry said that the blast took place at 8.27 a.m., and added that the walls of the complex had sustained some damage.

Other unconfirmed media reports said that at least seven people had been killed in the incident.

Earlier, an Indian Embassy official speaking on the condition of anonymity told ANI over phone that all embassy staff were reportedly safe and that only one Afghan policeman had been killed in the explosion.

He also confirmed that four others had been injured.

According to the official, since the blast had occurred early in the day, the toll was minimised as staff was yet to turn up for duty inside the heavily fortified complex.

The embassy Official said the explosion took place at around 9 a.m. local time.

Though, he did not mention the nature of the attack, local television stations said it was a car bomb attack. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)

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