Iran strongly condemns suicide attack at Afghan military base

TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned the suicide attack on a military base in Afghanistan.

Bahram Ghasemi expressed condolence with the nation and government of Afghanistan over Taliban’s deadly attack at Afghan military base which left at least 140 soldiers killed and another 160 wounded.

“Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms the importance of peace, stability and security in the region, and especially in Afghanistan, and believes the only way to get out of the current crisis is avoiding US and foreign forces from intervention, as well as the negotiation of anti-government groups with Afghanistan’s national unity government.

Dressed in Afghan army uniforms and driving military vehicles, as many as 10 Taliban fighters, made their way onto the base and opened fire on mostly unarmed soldiers eating and leaving a mosque after Friday prayers, according to officials.

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning on Saturday after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow troops in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.


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