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Germany closes Kabul embassy over security fears

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 23:53

Berlin: German officials say the country has temporarily closed its embassy in the Afghan capital due to fears of a possible attack.

Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere said today there were indications of plans for an attack and that "precautionary measures are being taken," the news agency DPA reported. He didn`t give details.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said the embassy in Kabul is currently closed but he couldn`t go into greater detail "for security reasons." It wasn`t immediately clear when the embassy would reopen for business.

Germany is one of the biggest contributors to the international security force in Afghanistan. It currently has some 3,860 soldiers there, stationed largely in the north of the country.

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 23:53
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