ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Russian Embassy in Kabul
The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that targeted the Russian Embassy in Afghan capital Kabul on Monday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the attack occurred at 10:50 AM local time "in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the consular section of the Russian Embassy in Kabul."
After the attack, ISIS said in a statement on Telegram that an ISIS militant "blew up his suicide vest in a gathering attended by Russian employees" near the embassy in the Afghan capital.
At least six people, two embassy employees and four Afghans waiting for consular services, were killed, and at least 10 people were wounded in the incident, Reuters said citing Kabul police.
Russian media put the fatalities at 25, including two embassy staff members. Russia Today also said that the group claimed "the attack was carried out by a foreign fighter."
Russia has been among the few nations to maintain a diplomatic mission in Kabul since the 2021 takeover of the country by the Taliban.
Russia has not recognized the de facto Taliban administration.