UNSC condemns terror attack on Russian embassy in Afghanistan
Six people were killed in the attack claimed by ISIS-K, including two embassy staffers.
The members of the UN Security Council strongly condemned Wednesday the terror attack that targeted the Russian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.
The ISIS-K terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack that killed six people, including two embassy staffers, and wounded nearly two dozen people.
The members of the UN Security Council called on the concerned parties to respect and guarantee the safety of diplomatic and consular buildings, as well as that of the members of diplomatic missions of UN states.
The body also stressed the need for holding the parties committing such terrorist acts accountable in addition to their funders and backers.
Acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi offered his condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following the terrorist attack and said that a necessary investigation will be conducted, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Lavrov and Muttaqi agreed that the countries will "strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fight against international terrorism," the Ministry said, and Muttaqi assured Lavrov that the Afghan security forces would give close attention to the security of the Russian embassy.
The blast took place when a Russian diplomat came out of the building to name visa applicants, the source added. "A Russian diplomat was also injured in the explosion in front of the Russian embassy."
Since reclaiming power in the country in August 2021, the Taliban movement has been battling a local chapter of IS-K, which is believed to be responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks and bomb explosions in Afghanistan.
The presence of IS-K in the country is minimal, and the movement has been working to eliminate the group, according to the Taliban.
Clashes erupted between Taliban militants and IS-K militants in early August in the country's capital.
The Taliban came to power in Afghanistan in August of last year after an incredibly chaotic withdrawal of US troops and the end of the US occupation of the country.