An explosion near the Russian embassy in Kabul: at least two Russian diplomats were killed

The attack took place at a time when there was a queue to get visas outside the embassy.

RIA’s source reports that at the time of the explosion, a Russian diplomat went to the street to name the people who had received visas.

According to preliminary data, 15 to 20 people were killed or injured.

Local media say at least two Russian diplomats were killed.

A Kabul resident who lives in the area told dpa that Taliban security forces had blocked the road leading to the embassy. Footage from local media shows emergency vehicles rushing to the area.

Reports about the target of the explosion are conflicting. Some sources quoted a witness as saying that the explosion occurred outside the embassy while the Afghans were waiting for visas.
Security officials have not yet released any details about the blast.

The western Darulaman district of Kabul has been the scene of several attacks in the past. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow said that two employees of the Russian embassy were killed and several others were injured in an attack near the diplomatic mission in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Monday.

“On September 5 at 10:50 a.m. morning Kabul time, an unidentified militant detonated an explosive device near the entrance to the consular section of the Russian Embassy in Kabul,” the ministry said in a statement.

“As a result of the attack, two employees of the diplomatic mission were killed, and among the wounded are also Afghan citizens,” the statement said.

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