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Daesh will never attain 'ominous' goals: Iran

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)
A family reacts inside an ambulance after they lost a member after multiple explosions in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

Iran has condemned several explosions claimed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Afghan capital of Kabul during celebrations to mark Nowruz, the start of the Persian New Year, expressing confidence that the terrorists will never achieve their "ominous" goals.

Nowruz and its culture are a "unifying factor" in the region among the nations, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday.

The "inhumane" terrorist explosions in Kabul showed that Daesh has targeted these unifying elements in the region, he added, emphasizing, "We are confident that it [Daesh] will not achieve its sinister goals to create division among regional countries."

The Iranian spokesman expressed sympathy with the Afghan government and nation as well as the bereaved.

At least six people were killed and 23 others wounded in the explosions, which reportedly rocked the vicinity of Kabul University and the Kart-e Sakhi shrine on Thursday.

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack through its news agency AMAQ, which provided no evidence of the claim.

Last year on the occasion of Nowruz, a bomb attack carried out by Daesh killed 33 people celebrating near the shrine.

The recent explosions came less than two weeks after the United States and the Taliban said they had made “meaningful progress” in talks that exclude the Afghan government.

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