Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Kabul Mosque

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Police try to rescue a child at the site of the suicide attack claimed by ISIL [Omar Sobhani/Reuters]

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has decried the recent terrorist attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital, which left scores of people dead and wounded.

bahram qassemiIn a Friday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul, and condoled with the Afghan government, people and families of the victims of the cowardly and inhumane attack.

“Fuelling religious divisions and disrupting the unity of the patient Afghan nation are undoubtedly among the objectives pursued by the terrorists who commit such crimes,” he noted, stressing that these terrorists are getting weaker every day.

“It is necessary that the Afghan government and people disappoint them (terrorists) and their supporters like always through rapport and vigilance,” the spokesman stressed.

A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shiite Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in the Afghan capital has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens of others with the ISIS group claiming responsibility.

After the blast at the Imam Zaman mosque, in the Qala-Najara neighbourhood in north Kabul, gunmen stormed in and began shooting.

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