Iran Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Kandahar, Kabul

Workers clean the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 19, 2019. / Photo by AP

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned terrorist attacks on a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Kandahar and the University of Kabul.

Mousavi expressed disgust at such violent and inhuman acts and methods, and expressed sympathy with the families of the incidents.

“We are confident that the Afghan nation and government and all ethnic, political, and religious groups in the country will maintain their vigilance and unity, and continue the path of establishing stable and sustainable peace and security in Afghanistan,” Mousavi said in his Friday statement.

At least 11 people have been killed and scores more wounded after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters in the southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar city, officials and the armed group said.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi on Thursday said the afternoon attack in Afghanistan’s second-largest city started with a car bomb, then saw gunmen storm the police compound.

A powerful bomb also exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 27, according to police and health officials.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest to target Kabul. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group often stage large-scale bombings in the city, targeting Afghan forces, government officials and minority Shiites.

The early morning blast also set two vehicles ablaze although it wasn’t clear if the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdous Faramarz.

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