A coordinated attack carried out by four Taliban militants on May 13 was purportedly aimed against the Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, Amar Sinha.
However, at the time when the perpetrators entered the hotel, Amar Sinha was attending a meeting at the house of the Indian military attaché along with prominent Afghani officials.
The assault resulted in the death of four Indians and one American national.
This is the fifth attack launched against Indian nationals in Afghanistan. Armed assaults by terrorists against Indian embassy officials in Kabul in 2008 and 2009 claimed the lives of 70 people.