In a message to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Thursday, President Rouhani expressed deep sympathy to the Afghan nation over a massive bombing attack that killed at least 90 people in Kabul on Wednesday.
The occurrence of the terrorist attack in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan reveals that the masterminds, sponsors and perpetrators of such criminal actions “have in no way benefited from the perspicuous religion of Islam and its humane teachings,” President Rouhani deplored.
“In this great tragedy, the Islamic Republic of Iran is standing by the brotherly Afghan government and nation,” the president added, stressing that Iran will press ahead with its battle to eradicate terrorism and extremism.
On Wednesday morning, a massive truck bomb in the Afghan capital killed at least 90 people and wounded more than 450 others in one of the worst attacks in recent years.
A suspected suicide bomber drove into Kabul’s heavily guarded diplomatic quarter during the morning rush, leaving behind chaos and destruction.