KABUL: 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.
According to AP, 50 have been killed or injured in the blast.
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. Minister Sushma Swaraj also tweeted the same.
By God's grace, Indian Embassy staff are safe in the massive #Kabul blast.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 31, 2017
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.