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Russian Foreign Ministry condemns double suicide bomb attack against media in Kabul

May 03, 2018, 13:36 UTC+3 MOSCOW

On April 30, a double terrorist bomb attack in Kabul killed and injured dozens of people

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MOSCOW, May 3. /TASS/. Moscow strongly condemns the double terrorist bomb attack in Kabul, which caused dozens of casualties, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary on Thursday.

"On April 30, a double terrorist bomb attack in Kabul killed and injured dozens of people, including Afghan and foreign mass media workers. The Afghan wing of the terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) claimed responsibility," the Foreign Ministry said. "This terrorist attack was one of the worst against journalists committed in Afghanistan over years. We resolutely condemn this barbaric act."

"We offer condolences to the families of those killed and wish prompt recovery to the injured. We urge the Afghan authorities to take the necessary measures to ensure security, including that of mass media workers," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The terrorist attack reaffirmed once again the importance of uncompromising struggle against the Islamic State, which stepped up its criminal activity in Afghanistan in recent years," the commentary runs.

On Monday, two explosions took place in Kabul in the area of foreign embassies and Afghanistan’s intelligence service. One occurred at about 08:00 local time. It was carried out by a suicide biker. The other followed twenty minutes later, when emergency personnel and journalists gathered at the scene. The double terrorist attack killed 29 people, including nine journalists.

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