KABUL, Feb. 1, Reuter: A powerful car bomb blew up beside the Indian Embassy in central Kabul today, killing four people including two children, official Kabul radio reported tonight.

The radio, monitored in Islamabad, said Afghan Communist Party leader Najib later visited the embassy accompanied by interim President Haji Mohammad Tsamkani and Foreign Minister Abdul Wakil.

Najib blamed the incident on what he called enemies of Afghanistan and India who wanted to damage relations between the two countries, the radio reported.

The Afghan leader was quoted as noting that the attack came at a time when his government’s national reconciliation policy was succeeding and hopes were being pinned on the next round of United Nations sponsored peace talks in Geneva later this month.

Article extracted from this publication >>  February 6, 1987