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Turkey 'strongly' condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

Foreign ministry voices sorrow over suicide car bomb attack in central Maidan Wardak province

22.01.2019
Turkey 'strongly' condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

By Diyar Guldogan

ANKARA

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday "strongly" condemned a terror attack that was perpetrated in the Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan earlier on Monday.

"We strongly condemn this terror attack. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, wish speedy recovery to the wounded and convey our condolences to the brotherly people and friendly Government of Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 50 people -- which also includes personnel of the Afghan special forces -- were killed after a suicide car bomb attack hit central Maidan Wardak, situated less than 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of capital Kabul.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed responsibility for the attack.

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