Turkey condemns 'heinous' terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Turkey condemns 'heinous' terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Turkey condemns heinous terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Turkey on Oct. 8 condemned the terror attack targeting a mosque during Friday prayers in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz.

“It is with great sadness that we have received the news of the terrorist attack that took place today (8 October) during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kunduz province of Afghanistan, as a result of which many people lost their lives and many were injured,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.

“We condemn this heinous terrorist attack, wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, wish a speedy recovery to the injured, and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly Afghan people,” the statement added.

A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country's third attack this week on a religious institution.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that state-run Bakhtar news agency said had killed 46 people and
wounded 143. Two health officials told Reuters the death toll could be between 70 and 80.