4 Oct 2021 20:38

Russian Foreign Ministry calls on Kabul to continue efforts to eradicate terrorism

MOSCOW. Oct 4 (Interfax) - Moscow has condemned the terror attack outside a Kabul mosque, reminding the Taliban movement [banned in Russia) that they have promised to avert any threats from Afghanistan to third countries.

"We note the need to continue efforts aimed at eradicating terrorism in Afghanistan. The leadership of the Taliban movement has provided assurances thereof, saying that no threats to the security of any third countries will come from Afghanistan," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in commentary on Monday.

Moscow has condemned "the terror attack carried out by the ISIL (terrorist organization banned in Russia) at the entrance to a mosque in the center of the Afghan capital on October 3," it said.

According to tentative information, the terror attack has left 19 civilians dead and another 30 people injured, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "We offer condolences to the families of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to the injured," it said.