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Iran sends 2nd batch of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan’s Kunduz

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)
The photo shows the second Iranian plane delivering humanitarian aid at airport in Afghanistan’s Kunduz, October 15, 2021. (By IRNA)

Iran has dispatched the second batch of much needed humanitarian aid to those wounded in a recent terrorist attack at a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Kunduz.

The second plane landed in Kunduz on Friday, the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Kabul reported. It added that the cargo included blankets, warm clothing and other cold-weather equipment.

The first batch of assistance, including medicine and medical equipment, landed in the city on Monday.

More than 150 people were killed in a ghastly attack at Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khanabad area of Kunduz, with a predominantly Hazara population, on Friday. A Daesh terrorist, masquerading as a worshiper, detonated his explosives during Friday prayers. The victims were all Hazara Shias, the third-largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.

The attack is among the deadliest terrorist attacks in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion in 2001, and the first since the Taliban announced an interim government in the capital Kabul last month. It is being seen as a US plot to use the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to undermine the Taliban’s newly-established government and to continue its long-running campaign aimed at ethnically cleansing the minority Hazara Shia community.

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