2018-06-06 17:48:00

Russian Foreign Ministry condemns terror attack against Muslim clerics in Kabul

Moscow, June 6, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attack committed in Kabul on June 4 and called on the Afghan authorities to take measures to improve security in the country.

"A suicide bomber committed an attack against Muslim clerics taking part in a meeting of the Ulema Council in Kabul, in which at least 14 people died. ISIL (banned in Russia) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website.

"We condemn this barbarous foray by the terrorists. We offer condolences to the families of the dead and hope the injured recover as soon as possible. We call on the Afghan authorities to take all measures necessary to ensure security in the country," it said.

"The terrorist attack in Kabul once again showed the need for the entire global community to fight resolutely against international terrorism, which has become more active in Afghanistan in the past several years," the ministry said.