Iran Condemns Deadly Attack on Afghan Hospital

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Iranian foreign ministry has strongly denounced a recent terrorist attack on a hospital in central Afghanistan, which left dozens of people dead or wounded.

In his Tuesday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned the attack and expressed sympathy with the Afghan nation, government, and the families of the victims.

At least 35 people were killed when the Taliban attacked a hospital in central Ghor province over the weekend, a presidential spokesman said today.

“When the Taliban entered the hospital they killed 35, all civilians,” spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazawi said.

Unconfirmed reports Sunday claimed that the Taliban had set the hospital alight and killed those inside.

The Taliban have denied the claim, though a spokesman said that parts of the local hospital were damaged in fighting in the area.

It came as the terrorists captured Taywara district in Ghor province after days of fighting, the latest victory by the resurgent militants.

Afghan forces control 59.7 percent of the country, according to a US watchdog’s report issued in May after the winter lull in fighting, up slightly from the previous quarter.

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