Shimla: Today, at 8:30 a.m. a suicide bomber blew up a car laden with explosives at the Indian embassy gate in Kabul leading to the death of 41 people among whom four were Indians, including two diplomats and two security personnel.
India identified its dead nationals as Defence Attache Brigadier R.D. Mehta and Press Counsellor V. Venkat Rao besides Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) constables Ajay Paulia and Roop Singh. Roop Singh was 37 year old man from Dhaban village of tehsil Sadar of district Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.
This attack is reported as the worst terror act in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s fall and the first attack on any Indian mission in the world.
Indian Ambassador Jayant Prashad said to Mangalorean, “Dozens of visa seekers and Afghan nationals located adjacent to the embassy have also been killed or injured in the attack.”
He added that three other ITBP personnel and a local employee were among the critically injured.
Source: New York Times
(Photos by Yash Razz Sharma)
Brigadier R.D. Mehta was from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.