May 31, 2017 10:40 IST

Afghanistan: Massive explosion rips through area near Indian embassy in Kabul

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A huge explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning with preliminary reports suggesting the blast occurred in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area.
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It is a high-security area which is home to embassies and diplomatic missions. The blast occurred not very far from the Indian Embassy.
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Sources told IANS that there were no casualties to any Indian national but window panes of the embassy building were shattered.
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Images circulating on social media appeared to show a large cloud of black smoke over the city, BBC said.
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"Massive explosion just shattered all the windows and glass in our bureau," Jessica Donati, who covers Afghanistan for the Wall Street Journal, wrote on her Twitter account.