Germany's foreign ministry said Thursday that its embassy in Afghanistan was shut but declined to comment on a media report it had been closed in response to a security threat.

"It is correct that the German embassy in Kabul is currently closed," a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP, confirming a report in the Die Welt daily.

However, the spokesman would not be drawn on the Die Welt information that the embassy had been closed for "several days" after warnings of an "Islamist terrorist attack" from the German secret service (BND).

"According to our information, the BND recently warned the foreign ministry of a risk of a terrorist attack by Islamists in Kabul," wrote the daily.

The indications of a looming attack were "concrete" and "serious," added the paper.

With some 4,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan, Germany is the third-largest contributor to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.

 

FAQs

Email

If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net

Phone

  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.

Cancel