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Afghanistan: Suicide bomb blast outside Russian embassy in Kabul, 2 diplomats among 20 dead

Bomb Blast Afghanistan: 20 people were killed in a bomb blast outside the Russian embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Two Russian diplomats were also among those killed.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Afghanistan: There has been a huge explosion in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The blast took place on Darul Aman Road near the Embassy of Russia. Due to this explosion, there has been a stir and the security system has been tightened. Let us tell you that this is the second major explosion in 72 hours. The blast took place in front of the Russian Embassy. During this, Afghan people were standing in the queue for visas.

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There has been no statement from the security officials about this blast so far. According to local news, 20 people, including two Russian diplomats, have died in this blast outside the Russian Embassy.

Earlier on Friday, there was a bomb blast in a crowded mosque. In this blast 18 people were killed while 23 people were injured. This is the second case of blast within 72 hours. Taliban officials and a local medical worker gave this information. He said the blast occurred during Friday afternoon prayers at the Gujargah mosque in Herat city when there was a large crowd. Videos from the scene showed bodies scattered in the mosque courtyard, with blood stains on the ground. People were screaming in fear and shock.

As per a report in Mirror, it was a suicide bombing attack and the bomber is believed to have donated his device after being shot by Taliban guards outside the embassy gates. Head of the local police district Mawlawi Sabir said: “The suicide attacker before reaching the target, was recognised and shot by Russian embassy (Taliban) guards … there is no information about casualties yet.”

This explosion took place just two days after at least 20 people were killed in a blast that rocked a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan during Friday prayers. Guzargah mosque in the city of Herat was bombed at around 12:40 pm (local time), Khamaa Press reported, citing authorities run by the Taliban.

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