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German embassy in Kabul reopens

German embassy in Kabul reopens

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Oct 27, 2013 - 15:45

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said the German embassy in Kabul had reopened after one week of closure over security threats.

The embassy was shut on Oct 18 after Germany’s intelligence agency, the BND, warned of a possible terrorist attack.

The German foreign minister confirmed the embassy’s closure but declined to comment on a media report that the step had been taken in response to a "serious" security threat.

In Kabul, the Ministry of Foreign had said only the visa section of the embassy had been closed due to some problems.

Ministry spokesman Janan Musazai told a news conference on Sunday the closed parts of the German embassy had reopened.

He said there were no threats to the embassy, and the closure was not caused by security concerns.

A major troop contributor to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Germany has some 4,400 soldiers in Afghanistaninfo-icon. At least 53 of them have been killed over the past 12 years.

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