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    Kabul attacks: Indians safe, embassy issued advisory a month back

    The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that all Indian nationals in Afghanistan are safe and the Indian embassy in Kabul was not targeted.

    Speaking to The Indian Express, Indian diplomats said the Indian embassy in Kabul had issued a security advisory about a month back. The advisory warned of the possibility of attacks by “anti-government elements”, saying they may choose “vehicle-borne IEDs, body-borne IEDs followed by armed raids/ killing attacks targeting government interests, security establishments and innocent public in general”.

    With India playing a developmental role in Afghanistan, about 3,000 Indians are reported to be living and working there.

    The Indian ambassador, Gautam Mukhopadhyay, briefed External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and New Delhi is monitoring the situation carefully, said officials.

    In July 2008, the Indian embassy in Kabul was targeted by a suicide car bomb, which killed 58 people. In October 2009, the Indian embassy was again attacked by a car bomb, killing at least 17.SOURCE

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