Rocket lands in Indian Embassy in Kabul

A rocket landed in the Indian Embassy premises in Kabul, causing minor damage to a structure, but all the mission staff were safe, external affairs ministry said tonight.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was no fire and no casualties were reported in the incident.

“A rocket landed in the premises of our Embassy in Kabul a while ago causing minor damage to a structure at rear side of the Embassy compound,” he tweeted.

He also said that India’s Charge d’ Affaires there informed that all the Embassy employees were safe.

It was not clear whether the target of the attack was the Indian Embassy, which is located in the high-security diplomatic zone of the Afghan capital.