By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 05, Sep 2022, 17:02 pm IST | UPDATED: 05, Sep 2022, 17:03 pm IST
Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, said at least one civilian was killed and that 10 others were wounded. He said a suicide attacker tried to detonate a bomb in the crowd but was identified by security forces who shot him. It was not immediately clear if he was able to detonate the explosives.
Zadran said an investigation was underway, and that the area was blocked off by police. According to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, "the explosion occurred near the entrance to the consular section of the Russian Embassy in the Afghan capital.
An unknown militant set off an explosive device," the ministry said. "As a result of the attack, two members of the diplomatic mission were killed, and there are also victims among Afghan citizens.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, the latest to strike the country in the year since the Taliban seized power. The Islamic State group's local affiliate has stepped up attacks against the Taliban and civilians since the former insurgents took over the country last year.
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