"If Afghanistan is left alone, that would be a disaster for everyone," he said, stressing the need for remaining engaged with a country that has been at war for the last four decades.
Prior to that, Mullah Abdulghani Baradar, the co-founder of Taliban and head of Taliban's political office in Doha, had also landed in Kandahar province before coming to Kabul along with a delegation.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack came after a US drone was hovering over the city, witnesses said.
The US is assessing the possibilities of civilian casualties, though it has no indications at this time. We remain vigilant for potential future threats, Urban said in a statement.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh noted that looking at the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, every country is forced to rethink its strategy. "Quad was established keeping in mind these situations," he said. Quad, or officially the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, brings together the US, Australia, India, and Japan.
According to the BBC, images posted on social media show black clouds of smoke rising into the air and an official has confirmed that a blast has occurred in the area.
The western media, based on Pentagon briefings, is claiming that nearly a hundred evacuees could be on intelligence watchlists as suspected terrorists, with possible ties to ISIS.
US Central Command commander Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr has confirmed that 12 American service members have been killed and 15 injured in two suicide bombings.
Reacting to Modi's statement in an exclusive conversation with Radio Pakistan correspondent Bilal Khan Mehsud in Kabul on Thursday, Dilwar warned India not to interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
We have a strong national position on Afghanistan and the situation is being approached with the spirit of National unity. Speaking to the media on the discussions at an all-party meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar informed the same on Thursday.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the lawmakers cite reports that "Ghani in fact had so much looted money with him when he fled Afghanistan that not all of it would fit in his helicopter and that he was forced to leave money lying on the tarmac."
Vladimir Putin clarified that Russia was closely monitoring the conflict but will not let its armed forces be drawn into an all-against-all conflict
Zarifa Ghafari, who was the first female and one of the youngest mayors of Afghanistan before the Taliban regime, talks about her resistance towards the barbaric rule prevalent in Afghanistan currently.
On Tuesday, Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan received at least three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib and 44 Afghan Sikhs that landed in India from Kabul on a special Air India flight via Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States and its allies for leaving Afghanistan in chaos that raises potential security threats for Russia and its allies in Central Asia.