0138 GMT January 18, 2021
Special Representative of the Iranian Foreign Minister for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian in a phone conversation with Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Mohammad Haneef Atmar condemned the deadly attack on Kabul University and condoled with the Afghan government and people on the tragic event.
Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday that killed 35 people including students.
Gunmen barged into the university on Monday, in what was the second attack on an educational institution in the capital in just over a week. Both have been claimed by Daesh, according to Reuters.
Most of those killed were students and around 50 more people were wounded, some of them breaking limbs while jumping from windows to flee from the attack during morning classes.
Iranian and Afghan officials also discussed the outcome of a meeting of Iranian, Russian and Indian envoys for Afghanistan, recently held in Moscow.
Participants in the meeting, which was held on November 3, expressed concern over the growth of extremism and terrorism in Afghanistan.
They also voiced support for the establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan, and regional cooperation to strengthen peace in the country.
Taherian further emphasized Tehran’s support for the establishment of peace and security in Afghanistan.