Massive explosion in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy in Kabul

News Desk: A massive explosion was reported in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy in Afghanistan’s national capital, Kabul on Monday, according to Russian news agency Sputnik. Russian embassy says, two of its embassy staff have died in the blast. Media reports have also suggested that it was a suicide blast. As per reports, at least 15-20 people have died in the blast.

On Friday, a prominent Afghan cleric was among the people killed in a blast that rocked a mosque in Herat province, officials said. The blast happened during the Friday prayers inside the mosque. Earlier last month, a major explosion happened in a mosque, resulting in the killing of two and the injury of more than 30. In 2016, a bomb exploded close to the Russian Embassy. During the incident, at least 2 people were killed and more than 20 were injured.