Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi condemned Friday’s fatal bomb attack on a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province as a crime committed for the purpose of creating division among Muslims by the inhumane Takfiri terrorists that receive support from the US.
In a message released on Saturday, the Iranian president offered his condolences to the Afghan nation and the human community on the deaths of scores of innocent Afghan worshipers in a sacred site, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Mourners from Afghanistan’s Shia community buried their dead on Saturday after a suicide attack claimed by the Daesh terrorist group killed more than 60 people.
A gravedigger in a cemetery in the northern city of Kunduz told AFP they had handled 62 bodies.
The blast targeted Friday prayers in the packed Sayed Abad Mosque in the city.
The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which the new Taliban security forces in Kunduz said was carried out by a suicide bomber.
In his message, the Iranian president said such a crime has been committed with the purpose of fomenting division among Muslims at the hands of those whose anti-human and anti-religion nature has become clear to everyone, Tasnim News Agency reported.
He added that the United States has facilitated conditions for the spread of activities of Daesh criminals in Afghanistan in recent years and has prevented their eradication.
Voicing concern about the continuation of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and a combination of “religious and ethnic” seditions that are “part of the US’ new security project” for Afghanistan, the president reiterated Iran’s readiness to support the Afghan people.
Raeisi expressed hope that the vigilance of Afghan groups and the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan would foil the US-sponsored plot and that Afghans would experience calm.