Attack on Russian embassy in Kabul – six dead


Taliban stand guard in front of Russian embassy

According to Afghan police, a suicide bomber tried to blow himself up at the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday.


(Photo: Reuters)

Kabul In the event of an attack the Russian embassy According to the police, six people were killed in Kabul, including two embassy employees. A spokesman for the Afghan police said on Monday that four Afghan civilians had been killed and others injured.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that two employees of the Russian embassy were also killed in the attack. Among them should also be a diplomat. It’s clearly a terrorist attack Russia condemn, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

According to Afghan police, a suicide bomber tried to blow himself up at the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul around 11 a.m. local time on Monday.

Security forces followed the man before he could reach his destination. That’s when the explosion happened, police said. The Russian Embassy is located in the Darul Aman district.

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The United Nations (UN) in Afghanistan condemned the attack and demanded the ruling Taliban to ensure the security of diplomatic personnel in Afghanistan.

Sergey Lavrov wants to strengthen protection of the embassy

The Taliban spokesman for the Afghan Foreign Ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spoke of “close ties” between Afghanistan and Russia. “We will not allow such negative actions to have a bad impact on the relations between our two countries,” Balkhi said

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that the protection of the embassy would be increased. Russia is one of the few countries that maintains diplomatic relations with the militant Islamist Taliban. However, your government has not recognized Russia either.

The militant Islamist Taliban have been back in power in Afghanistan since August last year after international troops withdrew. Since then, there have been multiple attacks on civilians by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS). Along with the national resistance group “National Resistance Front”, this is one of the main armed opponents of the Taliban.

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