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Turkey condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghan capital

November 2, 2021 at 6:34 pm

Smoke rises after a large explosion takes place in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul at Wazir Akbar Khan region on November 02, 2021 [Bilal Güler/Anadolu Agency]

On Tuesday, Turkey  the deadly terror attacks this week in the Afghan capital, Kabul, calling them “inhuman acts of terrorism.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement, expressed sadness over casualties from two successive bomb attacks and subsequent armed clashes at the entrance of Afghanistan’s largest military hospital.

The ministry wished God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery to the injured. It also sympathised with the relatives of the victims, as well as the friendly and brotherly people of Afghanistan.

At least 10 people were killed and 20 others wounded when two explosions hit the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan hospital on Tuesday.

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The Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan hospital is in the affluent Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood, where many foreign embassies have been located.

A Taliban official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said armed attackers entered the hospital and opened indiscriminate fire after the blasts.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Daesh terror group has carried out a series of attacks on mosques and other targets since the Taliban took power in mid-August.