China Embassy Partly Damaged In Kabul Attack


Kabul: China’s foreign ministry says its embassy building in Kabul has been partly damaged in an explosion that rocked the Afghan capital’s heavily guarded diplomatic district earlier in the day.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regularly scheduled media briefing today that all embassy staff members were “safe and sound” and that there had been no reports of injured Chinese citizens.

Afghan officials have said a suicide car bombing killed 80 and wounded as many as 350.

Hua said China strongly condemned the attack and offered its condolences to the victims and their families. She told reporters that the Chinese government will be assessing the situation and considering additional safety measures.