NEW DELHI, Oct. 8 - It's a suicide attack directed on the Indian embassy, said Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao in New Delhi on Thursday, following a powerful blast outside the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan early morning.
Steps to protect the embassy worked very well, no Indian was killed, and three security persons guarded at the outer perimeter of the embassy were only injured, she said.
Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Jayant Prasad described the blast as of the same intensity as the July 7, 2008 bombing, in which 44 people, including a defense attaché, were killed.
No Indian was severely injured in the explosion, mainly the watch tower, outer wall and some windows and doors were damaged, he said.
The explosion was triggered by a suicide attacker in a car, occurred at about 8.27 a.m. outside the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens of persons, a Kabul police source said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the bombing as "a terrorist act against innocent people."
October, 08, 09