Russia sees terrorist attack on Afghan mosque as attempt to destabilize the country – MAE – world

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MOSCOW, October 11. / TASS /. Moscow believes the terrorist attack on a mosque in Kunduz in Afghanistan is a barbaric act aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country at a new stage in its history, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“We see this barbaric action as an attempt to destabilize the situation in Afghanistan at a new stage in its history, undermining the lines of those interested in inter-Afghan reconciliation and the establishment of inter-ethnic and interfaith harmony. in the country, ”the ministry said. Noted.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Russia strongly condemns the terrorist attack on October 8, which left around 150 dead and some 200 injured.

“We hope that the new Afghan leadership will take all necessary measures to find and punish those responsible for the terrorist attack, as well as step up their efforts to eradicate the threat of the Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) in Afghanistan” , the statement said. the ministry noted.

According to the representative of the Taliban (banned in Russia), Mohammad Jalal, the attack was carried out by the terrorist group Islamic State Khorasan (ISKP), a branch of ISIS. The Taliban, who seized power in Afghanistan, condemned the explosion and promised to find and punish the perpetrators of the attack.


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