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Rocket lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul; all employees safe: MEA

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the rocket clipped the top of the three storied ITBP barracks and there are no casualties.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 22:40 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. (File)

A rocket landed in the Indian Embassy premises in Kabul, causing minor damage to a structure, but all the mission staff were safe, external affairs ministry said on Monday.

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was no fire and no casualties were reported 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.

“A rocket has landed in our Chancery compound in Kabul. The rocket has clipped the top of the three storied ITBP barracks. There are no casualties. All Indians and staff are safe,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

He also said 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.

First Published: Jan 15, 2018 22:39 IST