Iran categorically slammed recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan which claimed lives of several civilians.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi extended condolences with Afghan government and families of the victims of the attack, saying that "Terrorism is the most important security challenge in the region and the world targeting security and peace of countries and nations without any exception. We demand increasing all-out efforts of all regional countries and the international community to fight terrorism.”
At least 20 people have been killed in a terrorist attack when a person detonated an explosive-laden vest outside the Supreme Court building in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials said.
Najibullah Danish, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the assailant, approaching on foot, targeted the court’s employees at the end of their working day in front of a side door, meters away from the main entrance to the building, on Tuesday.
He further said the blast occurred when employees were boarding a bus to go home in the parking lot of the court compound, adding that at least 48 others were injured.
The Afghan Ministry of Health, which reported the initial casualty numbers, announced in a statement that the figure was expected to rise. It also said women and children were among the injured.
The court building is located in Macroryan district on a road leading from the Hamid Karzai International Airport to the United States embassy.