Indian national killed in Monday's Kabul blast, says Ministry of External Affairs

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 15, 2019, 04:41 PM(IST)

Afghan relatives and medical staff wait for victims outside an entrance gate of the Emergency Hospital after a car bomb exploded near a foreign compound in Kabul, January 15, 2018. Photograph:( Reuters )

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New Delhi has strongly condemned the horrific terror attack in Kabul and has expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has stated that one Indian died in the attack in Kabul that took place on Monday. The Indian Embassy in Kabul is taking steps to bring back the mortal remains of the Indian national. 

New Delhi has strongly condemned the horrific terror attack in Kabul and has expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing an early recovery to those injured. 

The MEA release said, "India calls for the perpetrators of this heinous attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously."

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The blast was felt in the green zone where the Indian embassy is located. The explosion occurred about 3 kilometres from the embassy.

Four people died and more than 40 were injured. The site of the explosion is frequented by tourists. Afghan Taliban claimed the terror attack and warned of similar attacks in the future.

The attack comes even as the Afghan government and global powers engage in an effort to initiate a peace deal in the country, especially with the Taliban. 

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