Iran Condemns Deadly Blasts in Western Kabul

An injured boy is held up outside a hospital following a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 5, 2018 / Photo by AP

Iran has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed and wounded tens of people including several journalists.

In a statement on Thursday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi censured the Wednesday blasts and sympathized with the Afghan government and nation as well as the journalism community.

The ISIS terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb attack in Western Kabul on September 5 that killed more than 20 people.

The terrorist group said the bombers had targeted “a gathering of apostates” in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of the Afghan capital.

More than 70 others were injured in the bombings, which targeted a wrestling club in the mostly Shiite area.

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the club, while about 40 minutes later a car bomb went off nearby, targeting rescue workers and journalists.

Since January, there have been at least 17 attacks in Kabul that have killed at least 430 people.

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