Multiple People Reportedly Killed at Russian Embassy in Kabul

Multiple People Reportedly Killed at Russian Embassy in Kabul

Russian Embassy ATTACKED – Multiple Dead!

( – After the fall of Afghanistan to Taliban rule in August 2021, most countries pulled their embassies out of the country — except Russia. It appears that decision may now have cost the country.

On September 5, a suicide bomber reportedly attacked the foreign embassy near Kabul, killing a Russian security guard, diplomat Mikhail Shakh, and four Afghan citizens. Ten others were injured. The Islamic State subsequently claimed responsibility for the bombing.

According to Reuters, the head of the police district, Mawlawi Sabir, said the attacker was likely aiming for the embassy building, but Taliban guards shot him before he could reach his destination. Unfortunately, the incident still resulted in a deadly explosion. Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the US, condemned the attack in a post on social media, vowing those behind the incident would face punishment.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also spoke out against the bombing, confirming that the Taliban needed to take steps to prevent more incidents.

The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that it’s working with Afghan police to investigate the matter, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said they already firmed up security around the embassy to prevent any further terrorist attacks, the Washington Post reported.

WaPo also reported that spokesperson Abdul Qahar Balkhi assured the public that the incident will not affect Russian-Taliban relations.

Reportedly, Russia has yet to recognize the Taliban’s authority in Afghanistan, maintaining it’s a terrorist organization, but the countries still have diplomatic ties.

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