Kabul blast: Iran calls on Taliban to protect Shiite Mourners after Friday's deadly blast
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani strongly condemned Friday's terrorist explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul, calling on the Afghan caretaker government to step up efforts to ensure the security of people performing Muharram mourning rituals.
Kan'ani expressed deep regret over the martyrdom and injury of a large number of innocent Afghan citizens in terrorist explosions on Frida and strongly condemned these terrorist attacks.
At least 10 people died after a bomb hidden in a cart went off on Friday in the Sar-e-Kariz area, Kabul. The blast occurred near a mosque in the Shiite neighborhood. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.
Iranian diplomat expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of this crime and wished for a speedy recovery for the injured. "It is expected that the authorities of the caretaker government of Afghanistan to provide more arrangements for security [of the citizens] due to the presence of mourners in mosques and mourning ceremonies [ of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) and his true companions].