The terrorist blew himself up, killing many people.
In Kabul, an explosion occurred near the Russian Embassy. As a result, two Russians, employees of the diplomatic mission, were killed. Among the Afghan citizens, there are also victims.
The explosion killed the second secretary, Mikhail Shah, as well as a security guard who died in the hospital. The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of citizens.
“On September 5, at 10:50 am Kabul time, in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the consular section of the Russian Embassy in Kabul, an unknown militant set off an explosive device. Two members of the diplomatic mission were killed in the attack“, the message says.
The incident occurred at the moment when students gathered at the embassy, as well as Afghans with Russian visas. The bomb was detonated by a suicide bomber. According to preliminary data, at least 20 people were killed, and 11 more were injured of varying severity.
The details of what happened are being specified. The embassy is in close contact with the Afghan security services, which are investigating.
“Moscow expects that the organizers of the terrorist attack near the Russian embassy in Kabul will be punished in the near future. After the attack, a set of measures was immediately taken to strengthen the security of the embassy perimeter.“, – said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.