Turkey on Monday condemned the “terrorist attack” in southern Afghanistan.
“We strongly condemn today’s heinous terrorist attack which targeted a bazaar in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, resulting in the loss of many civilian lives and leaving several injured,” the Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.
At least 23 civilians were killed in a rocket attack on a marketplace in Sangin, southern Helmand, followed by the car bomb in Sangin’s Zol Bazar area.
The statement added: “We are concerned about the recent increase in the level of violence in Afghanistan.”
A statement from the provincial governor carried by the website said another 15 civilians were wounded in explosions.
Turkey also wished “Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, wish for a swift recovery to the injured and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Afghanistan.”
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.
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