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In their first major attack since their Eid ceasefire, Taliban militants have killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the far-western province of Badghis early on Wednesday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the latest agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants on a ceasefire on Eid al-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted certain efforts to divert the Afghan nation’s attention from the main causes of the perpetuation of war in the country by levelling unsubstantiated accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the emergence and expansion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Afghanistan is a "very dangerous phenomenon," expressing Tehran's readiness to cooperate with Kabul in the fight against terrorism.
While Iranian officials maintain that it is unlikely the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) pipeline project becomes operational, Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide its investment and Taliban militants vowed to secure it.
At least 52 people were killed and 112 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd gathered outside a voter and ID registration centre in western Kabul on Sunday.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says Iran is ready to establish cooperation with Uzbekistan to restore peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan.