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Iran condemns deadly attack on Shaheen Corps in Balkh

Iran condemns deadly attack on Shaheen Corps in Balkh

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Apr 23, 2017 - 11:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Iran has vehemently denounced a deadly terrorist attack on the Afghan National Army (ANA) base in the northern Balkh province.

The Iranian Embassy in Kabul expressed its deep sympathies with the “brotherly and friendly people and government of Afghanistaninfo-icon and the families of the victims.”

In a statement, the embassy said there was no justification for Friday’s assault on the 209th Shaheen Corps in Mazar-i-Sharif that left more than 150 people dead.

The attack, claimed by Talibaninfo-icon, came at a time when the soldiers were praying in a mosqueinfo-icon. President Ashraf Ghani has declared Sunday a day of nationwide mourning.

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