"I had spoken to Indian Ambassador Amar Sinha. He said that he was invited for the musical event at the guesthouse. However, he had not confirmed his participation...So it cannot be totally ruled out that he could have been the target of the Talibans," Afghan Ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali told reporters.

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Abdali also confirmed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's special envoy for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud's comments that militants attacked the guesthouse thinking the Indian Ambassador was present there.

"However, it was up to our security and intelligence agencies to find out who was the real target of the attack... Apart from 4 Indians, two Pakistanis, an American, one Italian and a Kazak were among the 14 killed in the attack," he added, adding the rest were local Afghans.

He also said that due to the swift response by the Afghan forces, many lives were saved including three Indians who were present at the guesthouse. Abdali asserted that the attack has not "shaken" Afghanistan's resolve to fight terror.

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