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Iran censures terrorist blast in Afghanistan’s Kabul

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
An Afghan boy collects debris after a terrorist car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 24, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Iran has strongly condemned a terrorist car bomb blast in the Afghan capital of Kabul, vowing to help the war-ravaged country fight terrorism and extremism.

“Despite such acts of violence and inhuman and savage measures by extremist and terrorist groups, the scarred Afghan people and government will continue with their fight against extremism and violence more strongly than before,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday.

He emphasized that the Iranian government and nation would as always stand by the Afghans in this difficult battle.

The Iranian spokesperson also offered his condolences to the Afghan government and people as well as the bereaved families of the terrorist attack.

At least 35 people were killed and more than 40 wounded after a car bomb explosion ripped through the western part of Kabul, home to many Shia Hazaras, on Monday, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.

The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion, hit an area near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq.

The terrorist attack on Monday was a continuation of the unrelenting violence in Afghanistan that has killed more than 1,700 civilians so far this year.

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