Kabul, Oct 8: Kabul, Oct 8: At least seven people were killed and 45 others were injured in a powerful explosion that occurred on Thursday morning, Oct 8 outside the Indian embassy in Afghan capital.
Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad said, "There has been damage to our watch tower and some of the security personnel deployed in the outer perimeter sustained injuries but these are not serious. No Indian has been severely injured or killed in this attack."
He said the blast took place at 8:27 AM. Three Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP) men have suffered minor injuries.
"It is confirmed that it was vehicle borne IED (Improvised Explosive Device) attack. So there was a suicide attacker involved in it," he said.
Kabul: Bomb blast near Indian embassy
A powerful explosion was heard outside Indian embassy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, Oct 8, a media report said.
According to sources, the cause of the blast is yet to be known. Large explosion heard outside the Indian embassy and bodies were seen lying on the road.
At least seven people are feared dead. The Indian Embassy staff is reported to be safe.
This is the fourth blast in Afghanistan since Aug 2009.
Eyewitnesses said that it looked like a suicide attack. Casualties are feared in the blast.