There were no Russian citizens at the time of the terrorist attack at Kabul airport, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
& # 34; At the time of the terrorist attack on Kabul airport there were no Russian citizens, according to the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan ', – wrote the representative official of the diplomatic service Maria Zakharova in her Telegram channel.
On Thursday evening, two explosions thundered near Kabul airport. According to the Al Jazeera TV channel, around 70 people were injured and gunshots are still heard near the air port. The first attack left 11 to 13 dead, 15 others are considered injured. Media representatives claim victims and injured include the US military.
A source in the US administration told Politico that the terrorist group Islamic State * was involved in the attacks.
Authorities in several European countries have warned of an impending attack in Kabul. In particular, UK Armed Forces Minister James Happy drew attention to the fact that due to the mass evacuation, many people gathered at the ; Kabul airport, which gives terrorists “an opportunity to do something amazing.”
In early August, Taliban militants ** stepped up their offensive in Afghanistan, the August 15 they entered the capital, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. The only province not controlled by the Taliban remains Panjshir, north-east of Kabul.
Previously, Sputnik radio had cited early details of the explosion at Kabul airport.
* A terrorist group banned in Russian Federation.
** Terrorist organization banned in Russia.