Iran slams deadly terror attack in Afghanistan

TEHRAN, Jul. 24 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman in a statement has condemned the deadly suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul that killed 81 people and wounded at least another 260 on Saturday.

Bahram Ghasemi, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, expressed his deepest sympathies and condolences to the people and government of Afghanistan and the families of victims, saying “terrorism, extremism and endangerment of the lives of innocent people will always be unjustifiable and condemnable anywhere.”

While describing such moves ‘inhumane’ and ‘non-Islamic’, Ghasemi added “as we have stated numerous times, without cooperation and common understanding among all countries in the international community, the eradication of the scourge of terrorism will never be possible.”

Also in a Tweet on Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif condemned the terrorist attack, saying "Afghanistan terror bombings [are] another instance of depth of Daesh depravity: Shia & Sunni are both victims & must unite to defeat extremists."

The Saturday joint suicide bombing which has been claimed by ISIL came during a peaceful demonstration by a minority group in Kabul made up of Shia Muslims, and left 81 people dead and at least 260 others wounded. The attack has been the first by ISIL to hit the country’s capital city, and considered the deadliest since US forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001.


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