Afghan Govt Condemns Deadly Attack in Iran

  • Date of Publication : 23/09/2018 at 09:32 GMT
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The Afghan government on Sunday strongly condemned the deadly attack by gunmen on a military parade in Ahvaz city inIran on Saturday that killed 29 people and wounded nearly 70 others.

“The government of Afghanistan believes terrorism is regional and a global phenomenon and there is a need for all countriesto fight against this,” the statement read, Asia News reported.

In addition, the statement indicated that cooperation between countries “can be effective in fighting terrorism.”

The statement also added that the Afghan government believed that terrorism doesn’t know any borders and “are enemies of humanity; because of this reason the time has come to fight against this because residents of all countries are being targeted.”

Iran’s state television said the attack targeted a stand where officials were gathered to watch the annual military parade, marking the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq.

Iran was holding similar parades in several cities including the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.

“Shooting began by several gunmen from behind the stand during the parade,” a correspondent told state televisionimmediately after the incident.

However, the death toll increased to 29 during the course of the day.

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