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    Kabul Guesthouse Attack: Taliban Gunmen Targeted Indian Ambassador

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    An attack on a guesthouse in Kabul that claimed the lives of 14 people was allegedly targeted at Indian ambassador Amar Sinha, intelligence sources claim.

    A coordinated attack carried out by four Taliban militants on May 13 was purportedly aimed against the Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, Amar Sinha.

    Afghani President's envoy Ahmad Zia Massoud elaborated that the Taliban gunmen stormed a hotel building in the Afghan capital on Wednesday night, believing that Amar Sinha was inside. According to the envoy, Ambassador Sinha was the target of the "political attack."

    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.

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