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Iran provides humanitarian aid to victims of Afghanistan mosque blast

Rahmatullah Baghban
Press TV, Kabul

An Iranian plane carrying humanitarian aid supplies landed at Afghanistan’s Kunduz airport on Tuesday.

Iranian officials said this round of humanitarian aid would meet the needs of the victims of the Deash terrorist group attack on a mosque in Khan Abad port of Kunduz province. The aid included a shipment of medicine and food products.

The Taliban officials in Kunduz appreciated the Iranian people and government's humanitarian move and promised to hand over the aid to the families of the wounded and victims of the Daesh terrorist attack.

According to Iranian News Agencies, many people who were severely injured in the Kunduz mosque blast are being transferred to Iran for better medical treatment, following a request by the Taliban officials.

Nearly 100 Shia worshipers were killed and more than 150 others were injured in a terrorist attack claimed by Daesh in Kunduz province last week. The attack was largely condemned by many countries and organizations.

Iran's humanitarian aid comes at a time when according to the World Food Program, more than 14 million people in Afghanistan are suffering from severe food insecurity. Based on different reports, about 50 percent of Afghans are missing at least one meal a day.


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