Suicide Bomber Kills at least Seven People Close to Russian Embassy in Kabul

World | January 20, 2016, Wednesday // 17:25|  views

Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack near Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, 28 December 2015. At least one civilian was killed and 13 were injured in the incident. File photo EPA/BGNES

At least seven people have been killed and 25 were injured in a suicide bombing of a bus in front of the Russian Embassy building in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, TASS reported citing the chief of city police Abdul Rahman Rahimi.

The police officer didn’t disclose the nationality of the victims but according to a “diplomatic source” no Russian embassy officials have been injured in the explosion, TASS added.

A bus carrying employees of local TV channel Tolo was the target of the sucide bomber, a source at Tolo told AFP.

The explosion has set ablaze a building standing opposite the Russian embassy building and firefighters were battling the flames.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack by Wednesday evening local time.


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Tags: Afghanistan, suicide bombing, Kabul, Russian Embassy, Tolo 


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