Regional countries condemn deadly Kandahar bombing

Kandahar City. File photo.

Countries in the region, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Friday voiced their condemnation of Thursday’s bombing in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, which, according to sources, resulted in at least 20 fatalities.

In a statement released early Friday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry denounced the attack, emphasizing the kingdom’s “absolute rejection of these terrorist acts” and its solidarity with the Afghan people against “all forms of violence, extremism, and terrorism.” The statement extended condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a swift recovery.

The Muslim World League, based in Mecca, also issued a statement on Friday denouncing the bombing, highlighting the global Muslim community’s stance against such acts of violence.

Similarly, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs underscored its strong condemnation of the attack, categorically rejecting “all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilizing security and stability.” The ministry also expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the Afghan community at large.

Additionally, Nasser Kan’ani, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, expressed Iran’s condemnation of the terrorist activities in Kabul and Kandahar. Offering condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families, Kan’ani also wished for the rapid recovery of those injured in the attacks.