The suicide attack near the Russian embassy in PD 7 of Kabul faced strong reactions at the national and international level.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the blast.
“We express our condolences to the families of those killed and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” UNAMA said on Twitter.
Kabul Security Spokesman Khalid Zadran said that four civilians and two workers of the Russian embassy were killed and several other Afghans were wounded in the blast.
The Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi said in a series of tweets that the Islamic Emirate condemned the attack and expressed its "deepest condolences and sympathy to the government and people of the Russian Federation, and the families of the victims.”
“Our security has launched a comprehensive investigation & will take further measures to safeguard the Embassy & prevent such probable incidents from hindering the Embassy's activities,” he said.
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Twitter that he held a phone conversation with the Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, and condemned the attack. Karzai stressed the need for strengthening ties between Afghanistan and Russia.
The former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, condemned the attack, saying that targeting civilians is against Islamic and human values.
The suicide attack near a foreign mission in Kabul is the first in over a year.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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