Suicide bomb hits close to Russian embassy in Kabul

Two Russian embassy employees in Kabul had been killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives close to the doorway of the embassy, in a blast that injured 11 others, the Russian International Ministry stated on Monday.

Police stated two individuals had died within the incident however didn’t give their identities, whereas the attacker was shot lifeless by armed guards as he approached the gate.

“The suicide attacker earlier than reaching the goal, was recognised and shot by Russian embassy (Taliban) guards … there is no such thing as a details about casualties but,” Mawlawi Sabir, the top of the police district the place the assault befell, informed Reuters.

The Russian International Ministry stated in a press release that an unknown militant set off an explosive gadget close to the doorway to the consular part of the embassy round at 10:50 a.m. Kabul time.

“Because of the assault, two staff of the diplomatic mission had been killed, and there are additionally victims amongst Afghan residents,” the ministry stated.

Russia is likely one of the few nations to have maintained an embassy in Kabul after the Taliban took over the nation greater than a yr in the past. Though Moscow doesn’t formally acknowledge the Taliban’s authorities, it has been in talks with officers over an settlement to produce gasoline and different commodities.

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