Tehran (IP) - Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the terrorist attack on a convoy carrying the first vice president of Afghanistan this morning.

Iran PressIran News: The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the assassination attempt a move by the enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan, given the imminent start of inter-Afghan talks.

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted Afghan First Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday morning, his spokesman said, but he escaped the attack unharmed.

Initially, Interior Ministry Spokesman Tariq Arian said at least two civilians died but the death toll later rose to 10. The ministry said at least 15 people were wounded.

The Taliban, who have pledged not to launch attacks in urban areas under a deal with the United States, denied responsibility.

In a video posted on Facebook soon after the explosion, Saleh, with bandages on his left hand, said he had been traveling to his office when his convoy was attacked.

"I am fine but some of my guards have been wounded. My son, who was in the car with me, and I are both fine," Saleh said. "I have some burns on my face and hand. The blast was strong."

Iran's embassy in Kabul condemns terrorist attack

Iranian embassy in Kabul issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack on the convoy of the first vice president of Afghanistan.

The statement, released Wednesday, said that thwarting criminal targets requires the vigilance of Afghan political forces and members of the international community.

The statement added: "The blast was carried out by the enemies of peace and stability in the country and it seems that they have sinister goals and dangerous intentions for the future of Afghanistan, especially on the eve of the start of inter-Afghan talks."

India also condemned the deadly bomb attack.

Taking to Twitter to condemn the attack, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India stands with Afghanistan in the fight to eradicate "terror infrastructure and sponsors" for enduring peace in that country.


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