Iran Blasts Kabul Terror Attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, which was claimed by the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terror group.

In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Qassemi deplored the terrorist attack as “inhumane and barbaric” and offered his deep condolences to the Afghan people and governed as well as the bereaved families of victims of the incident.

The only way to counter the sinister phenomenon of terrorism in the region and Afghanistan is a global consensus and determination to cut the supply routes to terrorists and end the material and moral support for them, the spokesman noted.

The Daesh gunmen wearing white lab coats stormed a military hospital in Afghanistan’s capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding dozens more.

The attack on the 400-bed military hospital, which is located near two civilian hospitals in Kabul’s heavily-guarded diplomatic quarter, set off clashes with security forces that lasted several hours.

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, a Defense Ministry spokesman, says there were “more than 30 killed and more than 50 wounded” in the attack. He said Afghan forces had battled the attackers floor by floor. The ministry said the attackers were dressed like health workers.

Waziri said a suicide bomber had detonated his payload and another attacker was shot dead, and that one member of the security forces was killed and three wounded.

Daesh claimed the attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

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