A cargo flight landed from Kabul to New Delhi on Monday, which was received by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Minister of State (External Affairs) M J Akbar, among others.
The bomber blew himself up in the kitchen of the mosque after police disallowed him from entering the building, which at the time of the blast was packed with worshippers.
Kabul attack: The attack on the Indian ambassador’s residence comes less than a week after a truck blew up at the entrance to the Green Zone – inside which the Indian embassy as well as India House is located.
Kabul has been on edge since the bombing in the highly fortified area last Wednesday, the deadliest in the city since 2001.
Kabul blast: According to TOLO News, early reports indicate that a rocket landed close to Resolute Support, a Nato building, compound in Kabul city.
The timing and location of the latest attack in Kabul may be significant. The dots can be joined to the Haqqani Network
For Hamidullah’s family, the first indication something was be wrong was the sound of a powerful explosion, followed by an expanding cloud of smoke rising over the city.
Kabul blast: Most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children, but the dead also included Afghan security guards.
As Kabul begins to look Stalingrad in the Second World War, it’s not clear whether the international coalition of democracies has the will and determination to take on the Islamo-fascists
“We strongly condemn the terrorist blast in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured,” tweeted Narendra Modi
The official said none of the wounded Americans appears to have life-threatening injuries.
At least 80 people were killed and more than 300 wounded in the massive blast which ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter.
The blast took place quite close to the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Meanwhile, the MEA said, “India is ready to render any assistance to Govt and people of Afghanistan and all possible support to bring perpetrators of the attack to justice.”
Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi condemned the attack that took place near the Indian Embassy on Wednesday morning. Nine people have been killed and over 90 injured in the blast.
Kabul blast: All Embassy staff are reportedly safe. Windows and doors of the building have been damaged following the explosion.