Turkey on Tuesday condemned recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan that reportedly killed almost 40 people and injured more than 75.
“We are saddened by the news that terror attacks targeting a hospital in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and a funeral ceremony in Nangarhar province this morning caused loss of many civilian lives,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“We condemn these heinous terrorist attacks that have targeted civilians and a hospital with a neonatal unit in the holy month of Ramadan and at a time when the effects of COVID-19 pandemic are intensely felt,” added the statement.
The ministry extended condolences to the Afghan people and wished a swift recovery to the injured.
At least 38 people died in two terror strikes in Afghanistan on Tuesday.
A suicide blast during a funeral procession in the eastern Nangarhar province killed at least 24 people, with over 60 injured.
The other attack struck a maternity hospital in the capital Kabul and killed two babies and several women among a total of 14 civilians. Fifteen others were injured in the attack.
The Taliban have rejected involvement in both attacks, which come amid efforts to advance a rejuvenated yet fragile Afghan peace process.
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