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15 Jan 2019

Bomb blast kills Indian in Afghanistan, MEA condemns 'cowardly attack'

Indian national killed in bomb attack in Afghanistan

An Indian national was among those killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said and called for the perpetrators of the assault as well as those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously.

A bomb exploded near a heavily-fortified foreign compound in Kabul, killing at least four people and wounding over 100.

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Indian national killed in bomb attack in Afghanistan
Taliban claims responsibility of attack in Kabul and neighborhoods

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Taliban claims responsibility of attack in Kabul and neighborhoods

The Taliban today claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, the MEA, in a statement today, said, "India strongly condemns the horrific terror attack in Kabul yesterday in which an Indian national and many others lost their lives."

The Indian Embassy in Kabul is taking steps for repatriation of the mortal remains of the Indian national, it said.

MEA expresses condolences, says India wants perpetrators brought to justice

"We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly attack and wish early recovery to the injured," the MEA said. It added that India wants the assailants and those aiding the terrorists brought to justice soon.

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