Iran condemns terror attack on mosque in Kabul

FNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi vehemently denounced a terrorist attack on a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, and sympathized with the Afghan people and government.

Mousavi strongly censured the terrorist attack on Tuesday which claimed the life of the mosque’s prayer leader, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi.

He expressed sympathy with the Afghan government and peace-loving nation.

According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, a bomb that had been placed inside the mosque has killed one and injured two others.

No group or individual has yet claimed the responsibility of the terrorist blast.

In relevant remarks in mid-May, Mousavi strongly condemned terrorist attacks on May 12 on a hospital and a mosque in Kabul, and voiced the Islamic Republic’s concern over the spread of violence in neighboring Afghanistan.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman sympathized with the Afghan government and the bereaved families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan’s capital.

Mousavi also condemned the terrorist attacks in Nangarhar and Laghman, which resulted in martyrdom and injury of dozens of innocent Afghans and expressed concern over the spread of violence in Afghanistan.

Expressing solidarity with the Afghan government and people, especially the survivors of the recent incidents, he called on all those involved in the military conflicts to pave the way for talks and lasting peace in Afghanistan by halting any military operation in the honor of the holy month of Ramadan.

On May 12, terrorists attacked mosque, maternity hospital and a funeral ceremony, killing and injuring at least 60 people.

No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.