Kabul, 5 September 2022 (TDI): An incident of suicide bombing took place outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, today, that killed two Russian embassy staff and injured many.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that “At 10:50 a.m. Kabul time on September 5, an unidentified militant set off an explosive device in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the consular section of the Russian Embassy in Kabul.”

The statement did not mention the dead, but the reports claim that two employees of the diplomatic mission were found dead. The Russian ministry further added, “There were also Afghan citizens among the wounded”.

The number of people killed and injured is yet not confirmed. The latest update reported 11 dead and multiple injured people.

Suicide Bomber shot dead

The attacker was killed by Taliban security guards at the embassy, according to Afghan police, but his device still exploded.

According to the Russian State News Agency, RIA Novosti, the explosion occurred when an embassy representative came out of the facility. He came to give out names to a gathering of people waiting to know about visas.

“The Russian Embassy is in close contact with Afghanistan’s security services, which are conducting an investigation” said the Russian Foreign ministry. Police have cordoned off the area and are conducting an investigation.

This is the most recent explosion that hit the nation after it celebrated a year since the Taliban took control.

There are no quick claims of blame generated till now. The Taliban administration did not immediately acknowledge the blast or provide any information regarding casualties.

Taliban militants took control of the nation last year. They took control after the withdrawal of the U.S.-led international coalition and the swift collapse of the former administration.

After the Taliban seized control of the nation in August 2021, only a few nations kept their embassies open in Kabul. Russia is one of those nations. The de facto Taliban authority in Afghanistan is not acknowledged by the international community, including Russia.