7 killed, 25 wounded in blast near Russian embassy in Kabul
By Khaama Press - Wed Jan 20 2016, 5:23 pm
Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi confirmed that the suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of the Kaboora Production – a media group, leaving seven people dead and around 25 others wounded.
Deputy interior minister Gen. Ayub Salangi confirmed that six civilians were killed and twenty four others were wounded in the attack.
Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior earlier confirmed a suicide attack has taken place in Dar-ul-Aman area of the city.
He did not disclose further information regarding the incident saying the area has been cordoned off and more details will be released later.
A Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was detonated near the mini-bus carrying media group personnel in the vicinity of Dar-ul-Aman area close to the Russian embassy compound.
The Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the attack which comes amid deteriorating security situation across the country with the Taliban-led insurgency being rampant during the recent months.