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Iran delivers food, other items to victims of Afghan mosque attacks

At least 93 worshippers were killed and more than 230 people wounded in separate attacks on two mosques.

• October 18, 2021

Iran has provided humanitarian aid to several families affected by recent terrorist attacks on Shiite mosques in two Afghan provinces, local officials said on Monday.

At least 93 worshippers were killed and more than 230 people wounded in suicide attacks against during Friday prayers in northern Kunduz and southern Kandahar provinces earlier this month.

In northern Kunduz Province, 240 families of victims were provided with food and non-food items, according to Matiullah Rohani, Director of Provincial Information and Culture Directorate.

The assistance was dispatched to Kunduz airport a couple of days ago by planes, the official said.

Earlier on Monday, two planes transported 35 tonnes of relief consignment, including 10 tonnes of medicines, from Iran to Kandahar International Airport, according to Hafiz Abdul Hai, Head of Provincial Health Directorate.

A total of 30 patients, who sustained serious wounds, would be taken to Iran from a regional hospital in Kandahar City, capital of Kandahar, the official added.

The affiliates of Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the deadly explosions that occurred on October 15 and October 8 in Afghanistan.

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