Explosions in front of the Russian embassy in Kabul. According to the Afghan authorities, a suicide bomber detonated explosive devices. According to Moscow, embassy employees and civilians were among the victims.
Afghan police had previously said a suicide bomber detonated explosives near the embassy's entrance. The attacker was shot dead by security guards before he reached the gate. The road to the diplomatic mission was then blocked by Taliban government security forces, a local resident reported. According to reports from the Afghan media, the explosion happened while many people were waiting in front of the embassy for their visas.
Russia is one of the few countries that still has an embassy in Kabul after the Taliban took power a year ago. Russia does not officially recognize the Taliban government. However, it is still in talks with the Taliban about the supply of fuel and raw materials. Since the Taliban came to power, there have been multiple attacks on civilians by the Islamic State terrorist militia.