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Kabul Blast: At least 80 Killed in Explosion Near Indian Embassy

News18.com | May 31, 2017, 1:48 PM IST
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The death toll in a massive blast which tore through Kabul's diplomatic quarter on Wednesday has climbed to at least 80, the interior ministry said, with 320 wounded including women and children. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed vehicle in Zanbaq Square around 08:30 am, the ministry said in a statement. "More than 50 vehicles were either destroyed or damaged."

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May 31, 2017 12:24 pm (IST)

Death toll rises to 64 and 325 injured in Kabul blast, spokesperson for Ministry of Public Health confirms

May 31, 2017 11:59 am (IST)
May 31, 2017 11:58 am (IST)

"We strongly condemn the terrorist blast in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured. India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all types of terrorism. Forces supporting terrorism need to be defeated," says PM Narendra Modi

May 31, 2017 10:59 am (IST)

CNN-News18 sources say the Haqqani network could possibly be behind this attack, but confirmation will come only after investigations

May 31, 2017 10:58 am (IST)

Wazir Akbar Khan hospital confirms 2 killed and 90 wounded. No details as yet from other hospitals, says TOLOnews

May 31, 2017 10:53 am (IST)

"Massive VBIED (Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) not too far from our Embassy," said Indian ambassador in Kabul, Manpreet Vohra

May 31, 2017 10:52 am (IST)

"By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive Kabul blast," tweets Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

May 31, 2017 10:46 am (IST)
May 31, 2017 10:44 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Bomb Blast Near Indian Embassy in Kabul; 50 Feared Killed, Indian Officials Safe

A bomb blast was reported near the Indian embassy in Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday morning but sources said all mission staff were safe.

May 31, 2017 10:41 am (IST)

At least 50 people killed or wounded in the powerful blast that rocked Kabul's high-security diplomatic area where the Indian embassy is located: Interior Ministry. 

May 31, 2017 10:38 am (IST)

A powerful blast today rocked Kabul's high-security diplomatic area where the Indian embassy is located but all staffers at the Indian mission were said to be safe. Reports said the massive blast smashed windows of the buildings nearby and a huge plume of smoke could be seen spiralling over the high-security area. Official sources at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said that all staff at the Indian embassy were safe. But some damage to the windows of the embassy building has been reported, they added. It was not immediately clear what was the target of the blast, the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital.

Kabul Blast: At least 80 Killed in Explosion Near Indian Embassy
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