Iran Raps Kabul Terror Attack
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a bombing attack near Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in the capital Kabul that has killed and wounded dozens of people.
In comments on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to the Afghan government and the bereaved families of victims of the terrorist attack.
Slamming terrorism as the greatest threat to world peace and security, the spokesman emphasized that countering the phenomenon requires concerted action and all-out efforts by the international community.
At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court in the center of Kabul.
The Afghan Ministry of Public Health said at least 20 people were killed, while 41 wounded were taken to Kabul hospitals.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, in which police said an apparent suicide bomber targeted Supreme Court employees leaving their offices at the end of the working day.
The attack came a day after the United Nations expressed concern about a record number of civilian casualties in the country. A report by the world body’s mission in Afghanistan said 3,498 civilians were killed and 7,920 were wounded in 2016.