Taliban condemns Afghanistan blasts, vows to punish those responsible
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strongly condemns the explosions in Afghanistan and vows to "severely" punish those responsible.
The Taliban have denounced the recent explosions in Afghanistan and vowed to punish those responsible, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said today, Thursday.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan strongly condemns the explosions in the provinces of Kabul, Balkh, and Kunduz. These crimes are the work of forces that have nothing in common with Afghan society. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the dead and injured... those responsible for these crimes will soon be found and severely punished," Mujahid wrote on social media.
۲/۱ـ امارت اسلامی افغانستان انفجارات در کابل، بلخ و قندز را که علیه مردم ملکی انجام شد، تقبیح مینماید.— Zabihullah (..ذبـــــیح الله م ) (@Zabehulah_M33) April 21, 2022
این جنایات کاری حلقاتی است که با جامعه افغانی هیچ ارتباط ندارند.
ما با خانواده های اسیب دیده غمشریکی خود را ابراز می داریم، به شهداء جنت و به زخمی ها شفا عاجل را استدعا داریم.
This comes after a blast in a mosque in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif killed 40 people and injured more than 100 others today, Tolo News reported, citing local health authorities.
According to a local Taliban commander, an explosion inside a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday killed or injured at least 20 people.
“A blast happened in 2nd district inside a Shi’ite mosque, more than 20 killed and injured,” Mohammad Asif Wazeri, the spokesperson for the Taliban commander in Mazar-i-Sharif, told Reuters.
Later on, a medical source told Sputnik that the death toll rose to 40, at least, and the injuries exceeded 100.
Iran expresses deep concern over Afghanistan's blasts
In the same context, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed Tehran’s concern about the “bitter incidents” in Afghanistan following multiple explosions in the country's various cities, a statement said on Thursday.
Khatibzadeh condemned the blind terrorist attacks that have targeted worshipers in mosques and described the terrorist actions against fasting Muslim worshippers as abhorrent.
Commenting on the recent explosion in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif that resulted in killing and injuring dozens of innocent people, Khatibzadeh wished a fast recovery for the injured and voiced his sympathy for the victims of the attack.
The powerful explosion that ripped through a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif earlier today in Afghanistan.
Earlier in the capital, Kabul, a roadside bomb exploded, wounding two children.
Two days earlier, multiple explosions occurred in the same area targeting educational institutions and resulted in the killing of at least six people, mostly children, and the wounding of 17 others.