The German embassy in Kabul has been shut down because of fears of a Taliban attack, Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in Berlin Friday.
He said information had been received that a terrorist attack on the mission was being planned, dpa reported.
"Appropriate precautionary measures are now being taken. This serves to protect German citizens," de Maiziere said.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer confirmed the closure but said he could not explain why for security reasons.
Die Welt newspaper reported late Thursday that the mission was no longer open amid fears of a Taliban attack.