Oct 25, 2020 07:38 UTC
  • Iran condemns ‘heinous’ Kabul attacks, condoles with Afghans

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has strongly condemned the “heinous” bomb attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed more than 20 civilians including women.

“The dear Afghanistan once again was injured by blind terrorism. Afghan students fell victim to ugly violence and an endless war they had never chosen,” Sa'eed Khatibzadeh said in a Saturday tweet.

“Tonight, Iran is mourning the tragedy in Afghanistan,” the spokesman said, offering condolences to the Afghan nation and government over the terrorist attacks.

According to Press TV, a roadside bomb hit a passenger bus in the morning in Kabul on Saturday. The bus was en route to the eastern city of Ghazni.

The Spokesman for Ghazni Governor, Waheedullah Jumazada, said nine civilians, including three women, were killed in the explosion.

Adam Khan Seerat, the Ghazni Police Spokesman, said four policemen were also wounded in the attack, which he blamed on the Taliban.

In another incident in Kabul, at least 13 people were killed when a bomber blew himself up at an education center.

Health Ministry Spokesman Sa'eed Jami said authorities had recovered 13 bodies and transferred 30 injured people to hospital.

The Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack on the education center. The militant group has made no comment on the roadside bombing.