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A suicide bomber detonated explosives close to the doorway of the Russian embassy in Kabul on Monday, in accordance with Afghan police.
The bomber was shot and killed by Taliban guards whereas approaching the gates of the embassy, however explosives have been nonetheless reportedly detonated.
Up to now, police haven’t given an estimate on what number of accidents or if there have been any fatalities.
“The suicide attacker earlier than reaching the goal, was acknowledged and shot by Russian embassy [Taliban] guards… there isn’t a details about casualties but,” Mawlawi Sabir, the pinnacle of the police district the place the assault occurred, informed Reuters.
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Russia is likely one of the few nations to have maintained an embassy in Kabul after the Taliban took management of Afghanistan final 12 months amid a U.S. evacuation.
Moscow doesn’t formally acknowledge the Taliban as the federal government of Afghanistan, however Russian officers have been in talks over an settlement to produce gasoline and different commodities.
Reuters contributed to this report.