Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova in connection with a Russian Embassy car blown up in Kabul
On December 1, an improvised explosive device was detonated as a Russian Embassy’s car was driving along the road near the Russian Embassy in Kabul. The employees of the Russian mission in the vehicle suffered mild concussions.
Preliminary estimates show the target of the terrorist attack was to be a pickup truck of the Afghan National Security Forces with servicemen aboard which was driving in front of the diplomatic car. However, we cannot exclude that the terrorist attack was targeting the Russian nationals.
We demand that the Afghan side conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and take exhaustive measures to ensure the safety of the personnel of the Russian missions in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The Russian Embassy in Kabul is taking additional steps to increase the security of personnel and facilities of the diplomatic mission.