Afghanistan: Attack on Russian embassy in Kabul - six dead

According to the police, six people were killed in an attack in front of the Russian embassy in Kabul - including two embassy employees.

Afghanistan: Attack on Russian embassy in Kabul - six dead

According to the police, six people were killed in an attack in front of the Russian embassy 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 is clearly about a terrorist attack that Russia condemns, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Police: Suicide bomber wanted to blow himself up

According to statements by the 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.

The United Nations (UN) in Afghanistan condemned the attack and called on the ruling Taliban to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff in Afghanistan.

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

Lavrov wants to increase protection of the embassy

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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