ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack
Two Russians were killed in Afghanistan in an attack on the Russian embassy in Kabul. This was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Another 11 people were injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bomber approached the entrance of the diplomatic mission in an attempt to detonate himself. He was shot by an embassy guard. Russian media reported that the incident happened when a mission official went outside the building to people in the visa queue.
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Russia is one of the few countries that still has a presence in Kabul after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan more than a year ago. Moscow does not officially recognize the Taliban government, but is still negotiating with them for the supply of gasoline and other goods.
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