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Suicide attack near Russian embassy kills at least 6 in Kabul

A suicide bombing carried out this Monday (5) in the vicinity of the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, left at least six dead and 11 injured, according to the EFE Agency in the vicinity of the

The action took place in the southwest of the Afghan capital, “in front of the Russian embassy, ​​when the suicide bomber tried to attack the head of security there”, close to the visitors’ area, according to the police chief. from the region, Malawi Saber.

Also according to the source, after being discovered by agents “before reaching his objective”, the man detonated the explosives he was carrying.

“Four of our compatriots and two Russian embassy staff died, and several Afghans were injured,” Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran wrote on Twitter.

According to the representative of the Kabul corporation, “the suicide bomber was shot first by the security forces, so the explosion occurred.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairsfrom Afghanistan “strongly” condemned the attack and conveyed condolences “to the Russian government, the people and the families of the victims.”

The Kremlin confirmed the death of “two comrades” from the embassy staff, in addition to of casualties among Afghan civilians, due to the attack at the entrance to the consular section of the Russian embassy.

“Now, the important thing is to get information about the place of the facts, about what happened to our representatives, our diplomats,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a news conference.

The Taliban, who currently control Afghanistan, assured that security agents are carrying out a thorough investigation into the incident and “will adopt more serious measures for the security of the embassy”.

To date, no armed group has claimed responsibility for the terrorist action in a region where the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has carried out several attacks of this type, in the form of confrontation with the Taliban.

Russia was a of the first few countries to defend rapprochement with the Taliban, despite not having recognized the fundamentalist regime, as well as the entire international community.

The former Soviet republic, however, is one of the few nations that maintain the diplomatic service in Afghanistan.

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