Kabul: After Karzai visit bomb blasts near Indian embassy

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New Delhi, May 24: A series of blasts were heard in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul today at about 4 pm local time (11:30 GMT) in the downtown district of Borj-e Sharahah, a Kabul police spokesman said. Media reports said that the blast was near India Embassy. The attacks come says after Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited India. H was in New Delhi from May 20 to 22.

In October 2009, a suicide bomber blew up his car outside the compound of the Indian killing at least 12 people and leaving 83 wounded, including three ITBP jawans, in a fiery blast.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide car bomb in Kabul, saying their target was the Indian embassy.

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The powerful blast blew up the mission watch tower, destroyed vehicles and left a trail of death and destruction with Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad saying, "Indian embassy was the target."

"A suicide car bomb took place near the Indian embassy in which 12 people were killed and 83 wounded. Most of the wounded are civilians," interior ministry spokesman Zemaral Bashry earlier said.

But the suicide bomber failed to breach the embassy's security perimeter and Prasad said, No mission staff or Indian had been killed in the attack."

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