IBU Executive Board finds no grouns to suspend Russia's biathlon teamSport January 21, 22:53
Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
WASHINGTON, September 13. (Itar-Tass). – A terrorist attack on the US consulate occurred in the city of Herat in northwestern Afghanistan, no American citizens have been injured, as reported by US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf.
Meanwhile, АР news agency reported from Kabul that three persons died as a result of this terrorist attack, among them one Afghani that had been working as interpreter for the embassy. Local police says over 10 people including embassy’s guards from locals, have been injured. At present, Afghani security forces are scouring the neighborhood in search for the militants. According to reports, Taliban movement has taken responsibility for the terrorist attack.
The US State Department representative noted that the attack occurred at 05:30 a.m. local time. According to available information, a truck arrived to the mission’s gate with several unknown men who exited the vehicle and started shooting at the guards, allegedly using rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles. Soon after, the truck exploded seriously damaging the entrance, Marie Harf said.
The consulate’s security officers and the guards returned the fire and the attack was fought off. Not all details of the incident are currently known, but, according to State Department spokesperson, it is likely that some of the attackers had suicide bombs on their bodies.
Afghanistan-based Tolo TV broadcaster showed live footage where police officers were carrying the injured from the site of the incident. Tolo’s commentator noted that while the withdrawal of the major fart of foreign troops approaches the terrorists have become more active, including in relatively calm provinces in the north and west of the country.