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A suicide attack on a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has so far killed 68 people and wounded 165 others, the provincial governor's spokesman announced Wednesday.
Tehran has vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban militant group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently condemned the assassination of a prominent Afghan Shiite cleric.
In their first major attack since their Eid ceasefire, Taliban militants have killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the far-western province of Badghis early on Wednesday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the latest agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants on a ceasefire on Eid al-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted certain efforts to divert the Afghan nation’s attention from the main causes of the perpetuation of war in the country by levelling unsubstantiated accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the emergence and expansion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Afghanistan is a "very dangerous phenomenon," expressing Tehran's readiness to cooperate with Kabul in the fight against terrorism.