Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iranian diplomats in Kabul safe and sound: Afkham

The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemns a terrorist bombing near its Kabul mission and says all Iranian diplomats in the Afghan capital are safe.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said Thursday that all Iranian diplomats in Kabul are safe and sound after a terrorist incident occurred outside the Iranian embassy in the Afghan capital earlier in the day.

Condemning the terrorist attack, Afkham said no damage has been inflicted on the Iranian embassy.

She underlined the need ‘to confront any act of terror which takes place in any corner of the world by any individual or group.’

The spokeswoman also called for collective efforts to pinpoint the root causes of extremism and terrorism in different countries and deal with the problem with no double standards.

The terrorist attack targeting a vehicle of the Turkish embassy outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul killed one person.

The incident occurred at 8:15 local time when a suicide bomber driving a bomb-laden car tried to hit the diplomatic car belonging to the Turkish embassy while it was passing by the Iranian mission in the Afghan capital.

The driver was killed, said Deputy Interior Minister of Afghanistan General Mohammad Ayoub Salangi.

Salangi told reporters that police have launched an investigation into the terrorist incident.

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