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Rocket lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul, no casualties

PTI
Published : Jan 16, 2018, 8:19 am IST
Updated : Jan 16, 2018, 11:03 am IST

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was no fire in the incident.

It was 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.(Photo: File)
 It was 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.(Photo: File)

New Delhi: A rocket landed in the Indian Embassy premises in Kabul, causing damage to ITBP barracks, but all the mission staff was safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday.

Swaraj said the rocket landed in the Chancery compound.

 

"The rocket has clipped the top of the three storied ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) barracks. There are no casualties. All Indians and staff are safe," she tweeted.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was no fire in the incident.

"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 was 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.

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