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The Foreign Ministry said Russia did not plan to evacuate its embassy in Afghanistan after the terrorist attack.

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, September 11 – RIA Novosti. Moscow does not plan to evacuate the Russian embassy in Afghanistan after the terrorist attack. declaration Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan, Director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zamir Kabulov.

“Such a thought did not even arise. And this is not expected,” Kabulov said on the broadcast of the Rossiya 1 TV channel, answering a question about the possibility of freezing the work of the embassy and evacuating the employees.

The explosion occurred on the morning of September 5, near the consulate building of the Russian Embassy in Kabul. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, two employees of the diplomatic mission died as a result of the terrorist attack. The ministry said that the Russian Embassy is in close contact with the Afghanistan security services investigating the explosion, and that the security of the diplomatic mission has been increased. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his hope that the organizers and perpetrators of the attack will be punished as soon as possible.

Source: Ria

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