Turkey condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

10 killed and 16 wounded in attack in eastern Helmand province

Turkey condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's foreign ministry on Saturday condemned the suicide attack targeting members of the Afghan National Security Forces.

"We strongly condemn this terrorist attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon members of the Afghan National Security Forces and civilians who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly Government and people of Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.

At least 10 people including security personnel were killed and several others wounded in a suicide attack by the Taliban in eastern Helmand province of Afghanistan on Saturday, a government official said.

Helmand provincial governor spokesman Omer Zowak told Anadolu Agency on the phone that the incident took place in front of a Kabul Bank branch in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, where Afghan National Army soldiers and civilians were gathered to receive their salaries.

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahideen claimed responsibility for Saturday's Lashkar Gah suicide attack.

Helmand is one of the most volatile provinces in Afghanistan. Thousands of civilians have fled the province in recent months due to growing insecurity.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Şubat 2017, 00:57