Iran Speaker Urges Muslim Nations’ Unity to Hinder Activities of Takfiri Groups
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“Ethnic and religious discord is the new security project of the Afghan nation’s enemies, which is being carried out by terrorist groups backed by the United States,” Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said at an open session of the Parliament on Sunday.
“Heads of the Muslim countries should wisely rely on unity among Muslim nations to hinder the activities of Takfiri groups and ensure unity and security across the region.”
The Iranian official extended his condolences to the Afghan people over the attack on Friday, which killed a large number of defenseless and innocent Afghans, and said the brutal crime by Takfiri terrorists was a great pain for all the freedom-seeking nations in the world.
The top Iranian parliamentarian emphasized that Afghan authorities are duty-bound to ensure security for the people and should punish the perpetrators of this terrorist act.
They should also adopt the necessary strategies to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, he said.
The blast happened as worshipers were saying prayers at the mosque in the Khanabad Bandar area.
The Daesh-K, the Afghan branch of the Takfiri terrorist outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued on its Amaq news channel. The attack was an apparent attempt to stir conflict between Shiites and Afghanistan’s Sunni majority.
On Saturday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on Afghanistan’s authorities to punish the perpetrators of the act of terror.
“Authorities in the neighboring and brotherly country of Afghanistan are seriously expected to punish the bloodthirsty perpetrators of this heinous crime and take necessary measures to prevent a recurrence of such tragedies,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Daesh has maintained a foothold in eastern and northern Afghanistan following the United States’ hasty withdrawal from the country, which led to the collapse of the Afghan government in mid-August.
The terrorist group has claimed responsibility for several attacks against the Taliban recently. It has also targeted Shiites in Syria and Iraq in the past. Controlling almost the entire Afghanistan, the Taliban have vowed to eradicate Daesh.