An explosion occurred near the gates of the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on the morning of September 5. According to Al Arabiya, the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. At that time, there was a queue in front of the building to get visas.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia reported that two embassy staff were killed as a result of the explosion. At least 10 people have died and another 8 have been hospitalized, according to a source of RIA Novosti.
Afghan police said the bomber was identified and killed by armed embassy officials as he approached the gate. He detonated the explosives near the entrance to the building. No one has yet officially claimed responsibility for the planned attack.
“Before reaching the target, the suicide bomber was recognized and shot dead by the security of the Russian embassy (by the Taliban)… There are no reports of casualties yet,” Mawlavi Sabir, the head of the police, told Reuters. area where the attack took place.
A source of RIA Novosti reports that at the time of the explosion, a Russian diplomat went out into the street to name the visa applicants.
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Russia is one of the few countries to maintain an embassy in Kabul since the Taliban seized the country more than a year ago.
Although Moscow does not officially recognize the Taliban government, it is in talks with officials about an agreement to supply gasoline and other goods.