Kabul Blast: About 50 people killed, several injured in powerful explosion; Indian officials safe

Kabul Blast: The blast occurred in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area which is home to embassies and diplomatic missions

At least 50 people killed and several others injured in a powerful blast that rocked Kabul city, close to Indian embassy at around 10 am on May 31. According to the initial reports, all Indian Embassy staff are safe. The blast occurred in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area which is home to embassies and diplomatic missions. Soon after the blast India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to her Twitter handle to announce that all Indians staff are safe, however, window panes of the Indian embassy building were shattered. Shushma Swaraj tweeted: “By God’s grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast.”

According to the media reports, the blast was a car explosion. India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra told ANI, “Massive VBIED (Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device) not too far from our Embassy.Buildings, including ours, suffered considerable breakages, but all our staff are safe.”

According to Tolo News, the blast was close to the German embassy and added that the explosion happened o 14th Street of the Wazir Akbar Khan diplomatic area of the city.

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