Another powerful explosion in Kabul
A loud explosion took place in Kabul on Friday morning — TASS reports with a reference to the TOLO News. According to the TOLO News — the explosion occurred in the 9th police district, where the offices of international non-governmental organizations are located. Most of the foreigners live there as well. TOLO News reported on Twitter, with a reference to a representative of the country’s Interior Ministry, that at least 4 civilians died. 3 were wounded. 4 US servicemen were injured as well. According to the TOLO News — the explosive device was inside a car. Back in Thursday, 6 people were killed and another 6 were wounded from an explosion near the National Defense University named after Marshal Fahim, in the 5th police district of Kabul. On Thursday evening, the command and staff ship of the US Navy ‘Mount Whitney’, after passing through the Danish «Great Belt» strait, entered the Baltic Sea — Interfax reports. Earlier on Thursday, the Canadian frigate «St.Johns» also entered the Baltic Sea. According to the US Navy — the command of the large-scale NATO naval exercises «BALTOPS 2019″ will be carried out from »Mount Whitney». The exercises will be held from 9th to 21st of June, in the Baltic Sea. They will be attended by 18 NATO members, and the alliance partners. It will involve about 12,000 servicemen, 44 warships, 40 planes and helicopters. During the «BALTOPS 2019» it is planned to conduct amphibious operations, training of the air defenses, and training fights against the ships and submarines of a Moscow has offered Tokyo to completely abandon the visas, and now expects to continue the discussion of this topic. This was announced on Friday by the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, after the talks with the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono — TASS reports. Sergei Lavrov also mentioned that during the meeting, Russia and Japan agreed on the approaches to continue the visa-free travels between the residents of the southern Kuril islands, and Japan. The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that the investigation of the plane crash of the Malaysian Boeing airliner in Donbass, which was en-route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, is overly politicized. He expressed his opinion that the study of the circumstances of the tragedy is being concentrated on the blaming of Russia for the incident. “We already know that the missile that hit the plane was of the Russian type. But the missile could also be made in Ukraine. We need a strong evidence showing that the missile was fired by the Russians. It could be the militia in Ukraine, it could also be the Ukrainian authorities” — Mahathir Mohamad explained during a press conference in Tokyo. He underlined that Malaysia is in favor of an objective investigation of the incident, and it requires a participation in the study of the black boxes of the downed aircraft.