Iran vehemently condemns terrorist attack in Kabul, urges Taliban to ensure mourners’ security
Iran has strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack in the Afghan capital Kabul and called on the caretaker Taliban government in the country to provide the mourners with heightened security.
“It is expected that caretaker Taliban government officials strengthen security measures for mourners at gatherings and mosques,” Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kan'ani, said late on Friday, expressing deep sorrow for the victims of the bloody blast.
At least eight people were martyred and 18 others injured in the blast during a community mourning gathering in a residential area in Kabul on Friday afternoon.
According to Khalid Zadran, a police spokesman, the explosion happened in a crowded area.
Initial investigations revealed that explosives were placed in a vegetable cart, with the blast resulting in the killing and wounding of dozens of people, including women and children, Reuters reported citing a senior Taliban security official, who declined to be named.
"There is a possibility that the death toll will increase because most of the wounded people had critical wounds," he said.
Later on Friday, the Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for the attack via its social media accounts.