Blast in Kabul near Russian Embassy
KABUL: A powerful suicide car bomb struck near the Russian embassy in downtown Kabul on Wednesday, with casualties feared from the latest attack in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, which comes just two days after a second round of international talks aimed at reviving Taliban peace talks. “The attack happened near the Russian embassy,” ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP. “We fear casualties from the bombing,” he added, though he could not confirm if the embassy was the intended target. The loud explosion sent a plume of smoke rising in the sky, with ambulances and firefighters rushing to the scene.