UNITED NATIONS, August 27th. / TASS /. Russia believes the terrorist attacks in front of Kabul airport appeared to be in the style of Islamic State (the terrorist organization banned in Russia), Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Anna Evstigneeva, told a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday.
The diplomat expressed her condolences over the loss of life in “the terrible terrorist attacks in Kabul”.
“The ISIL (the former name of the Islamic State – TASS) is obvious,” she said.
Two explosions, apparently from suicide bombings, occurred in front of Kabul airport on Thursday. At least 60 people were killed, including 12 US soldiers, according to media reports. The radical Taliban movement (banned in Russia), which has taken power in Afghanistan, has criticized the attacks and promised to hold the perpetrators accountable.
On February 14, 2003, the Russian Supreme Court issued a ruling declaring the Taliban a terrorist organization that is banned in Russia. On December 29, 2014, the Supreme Court decided to declare the Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant before 2014 or ISIL) a terrorist organization. It is also banned in Russia.