Explosion was heard close to the Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Two Russian Embassy workers killed in blast near Kabul mosque . Taliban spokesman says two Russians were killed in the blast .

Kabul, Afghanistan, September 23: According to initial reports, the explosion occurred near the Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Grand Mosque in Kabul on Friday, killing two Russian Embassy workers and injuring several locals, according to Taliban spokesman Abdul Qahar Balkhi, who is based in Kabul.This explosion occurred days after a blast rocked a mosque in northwestern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 20 people.Hundreds of innocent people were killed and four others were injured as a grenade belonging to the Taliban group in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan, was discovered earlier this month, according to Khaama Press, who also said two people had been arrested in connection with the blast.The Taliban broke several commitments to respect human and women's rights, according to rights organizations, who also placed ahalt to protests in Kabul in August last year, and have arbitrarily detained, tortured, and summarily executed critics and perceived opponents, among other things.