KABUL (AFP) - India has suspended medical aid and teaching programmes in Afghanistan, where Indian businesses and charities are slashing staff over fears they are increasingly targeted by militants. Kabul-based Indians believe they were the specific targets of three recent attacks in the Afghan capital, including a February 26 bomb-and-gun assault on a guesthouse that killed 17 people, among them seven Indians. Indian charity Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA), which promoted economic independence for Afghan women, said it had pulled all staff from Afghanistan. At the moment there is no one on behalf of SEWA in Kabul because after the 26 February disaster we were advised to come back (to India), said SEWAs Afghanistan coordinator Pratibha Pandiya. Indian officials said a December 15 suicide car bombing that killed eight people also targeted Indians, although former Afghan first vice president Ahmad Zia Massoud had a home in the same street. The manager of an IT company that many Indians believe was the target, said his Indian staff had since halved to 11. We cannot stop people from leaving and we cannot guarantee anyones safety, the manager, also an Indian, said on condition of anonymity and asking that his company also not be named. Our office and residences are like fortresses, he said, adding that extra security promised by the Afghan govt had yet to materialise. About 4,000 Indians are building roads, sanitation projects and power lines in the volatile country. India is building the new Afghan parliament. Doctors were recruited from the Indian military for Indias medical mission (IMM) to Afghanistan, which focused on five cities, providing free treatment and medicine for 30,000 Afghans each month, an embassy official said. The IMM had been temporarily suspended, he said, as those members of the 11-man team who survived the attack were repatriated for treatment. The IMM had 25 doctors and paramedics in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabd and Mazar-I-Sharif, said Indian foreign ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash, adding the programme provided free treatment to 300,000 Afghans in 2008-2009. IMM would resume as soon as new staff could be recruited, another ministry official said. There is no question of scaling down any aid and or development activity, the official said on condition of anonymity. The head of the Indira Ghandi Childrens Hospital in Kabul, run by IMM, said sick Afghan children were the main victims. The attack has done nothing but deprive people coming from far provinces of free treatment and medicine, said Noorulhaq Yousufzai. English-teaching programmes had been also suspended, the embassy official said, as two of three Indian teachers died as a result of the February attack. India brings in hundreds of Afghans on scholarships each year.