Two employees of the Russian embassy in capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul have been killed on Monday and several people were injured in an attack near the diplomatic mission. The following statement was issued by the foreign ministry in Moscow.
The ministry has released a statement, stating that, “At 10:50 am Kabul time on September 5, an unidentified militant set off an explosive device in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the consular section of the Russian embassy in Kabul.”
“As a result of the attack, two employees of the diplomatic mission were killed, and there are also Afghan citizens among the wounded.”
As per reports, the Afghan Interior Ministry said that a suicide attacker was shot dead by Taliban guards at the embassy.
According to the address released by the Afghan interior ministry spokesman, Abdul Nafy, “It was a suicide attack, but before the bomber could reach his target, he was targeted by our forces and eliminated.”
Asked whether the target was the Russian embassy, Takor said: “Yes”.
An Afghan civilian was killed and several others were wounded in the attack, he said.
“Without any doubt, we are talking about a terrorist act, which is absolutely unacceptable,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
Violence in Afghanistan has largely declined since the Taliban returned to power last year, but several bomb blasts — some targeting minority communities — have rocked the country in recent months, many claimed by the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.