Iran Condemns Terror Attacks in Afghanistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned recent suicide bombings in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed dozens of people and injured many others.
In a statement late on Tuesday, Qassemi offered his condolences to the Afghan people and government as well as the bereaved families of victims over the “tragic incidents”.
The Islamic Republic always decries any resort to violence and terror acts in any form or with any goal, the spokesman noted.
He further called for closer cooperation and stronger unity among regional nations and goverments to fight against terrorism.
A suicide bomber blew himself up near Parliament offices in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, an attack that was followed immediately by a car bomber in an apparently coordinated operation, officials said.
Scores of people were killed and injured in the blasts in the Darul Aman area of Kabul near the new Indian-financed parliament building.
Later, the Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the twin blasts.
The attack targeted a minibus carrying staff from the NDS, Afghanistan's main intelligence agency, and as many as 70 people were killed or wounded, according to a statement by Taliban.
There was no immediate confirmation of casualty numbers from the police.
The attack, which ended a period of relative calm in the Afghan capital, occurred in a crowded area during the afternoon rush hour as workers were returning home.