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Iran Condemns Kabul Terrorist Attack


Iran Condemns Kabul Terrorist Attack

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Foreign Ministry of Iran strongly condemned a terrorist attack on an educational institute in Kabul that has killed at least 32 people.

The explosion hit Kaj Education Centre in Dasht-e-Barchi, a mainly Hazara neighborhood west of the Afghan capital, on Friday morning, killing at least 32 people, most of them young women.

In a statement later in the day, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said the deadly attack on “innocent youth who had participated in a scientific test is a barbaric action and is against religious teachings and basic human principles.”

The crime is a disgrace for the perpetrators and supporters of satanic terrorists, the spokesperson said, calling on the Taliban to provide security for Afghan citizens.

He also expressed sympathy with the families of victims and wished speedy recovery for the injured.

A mock entrance exam was reportedly taking place when several men attacked the center, local media reported, with one reportedly detonating a suicide belt inside a classroom.

Meanwhile, the Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, held a telephone conversation with Afghan health ministry officials, expressing Tehran’s readiness to extend help to the victims, Press TV reported.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, however, the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group has a history of launching attacks against the Hazara community in recent years.

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