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In Kabul, a suicide bombing left two members of the Russian diplomatic staff dead and 11 injured.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, two members of the Russian embassy personnel in Kabul were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives close to the embassy’s entrance, injuring 11 other people.

While the attacker was shot dead by armed guards as he approached the gate, police reported two others had died in the event but did not release their names.

According to Mawlawi Sabir, the commander of the police district where the attack took place, “the suicide attacker before reaching the target, was recognised and shot by Russian embassy (Taliban) guards… there is no information about casualties yet.”

According to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry, an explosive device was detonated by an unidentified terrorist close to the embassy’s consular entrance at approximately 10:50 a.m. Kabul time.

Two members of the diplomatic mission were killed as a result of the incident, and Afghan residents were also hurt, according to the ministry.

After the Taliban overran the nation more than a year ago, Russia is one of the few nations to still have an embassy there. Although Moscow does not formally recognise the Taliban’s administration, there have been discussions about a supply deal for fuel and other goods.