18 March 2019

Turkey condemns suicide attack in Kabul

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Turkey on Friday condemned the deadly suicide attack that took place in Afghan capital on late Thursday. reports referring Turkish media.

At least 15 people were killed when the suicide bomber blew up himself close to a police vehicle in Banayee area.

"We learned with deep sorrow that a suicide attack perpetrated in Kabul on 4 January evening killed and wounded many Afghan brothers and sisters, including security officers," Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry wished a "speedy recovery to the wounded" and also conveyed "condolences to the brotherly Government and people of Afghanistan."

Pro-ISIS militants have claimed the attack.

The Amaq news agency of the militants said a suicide bomber targeted police and intelligence officers busy in an operation in the Banayee area of the city.

Police in Kabul had recently conducted an operation against suspected drug traffickers in the same neighborhood

2018.01.05 / 16:14
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