Tehran, 1 October 2022 (TDI): Nasser Kanaani, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of Iran, in a statement given on Saturday, denounced the deadly terrorist attack on a scientific center in the west of Kabul, Afghanistan.

The attack happened at the Kaaj Higher Educational Center in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of western Kabul, a predominantly Shiite Muslim area home to the minority Hazara community.

The Foreign Minister of Iran, Nasser Kanaani, condemned the deadly attack on young innocent people participating in a scientific examination.

The heinous act, he said in a statement, is “in contrast with the religious teachings and basic human principles and is regarded as a stain on the shoulders of its perpetrators and the supporters of evil terrorists.”

Furthermore, the Iranian Foreign Minister highlighted the responsibility of the Afghan authorities in providing security for the Afghan citizens and sympathized with the bereaved families of the victims.

He also prayed to God for the victims’ souls to rest in peace and wished for immediate recovery for the injured.

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Kabul Attack

A suicide bomber attacked the Kaaj Higher Educational Center, on Friday in the capital city of Afghanistan killing at least 19 people and 27 others wounded. The Educational Center coaches mainly adult men and women ahead of university entrance tests.

The victims included high school graduates, boys, and predominantly girls.
The Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood has witnessed some of the worst attacks in Afghanistan in recent years.

The Hazara community in Afghanistan has been a target of the Taliban and other entities in Afghanistan which labels the community as aliens and heretics.

Last year, 85 people -mostly female students- were killed in three suicide bombs near the school in Dasht-e-Barchi.

Similarly, two deadly bomb blasts at separate education centers in the area killed six people and wounded at least 20 others in April this year.

The systematic ethnic cleansing of the Hazara Community in Afghanistan has been paid little to no attention by the Taliban Authorities since they came to power.

The education for girls in Afghanistan is still a big question for the authorities which have failed to protect women and children in the country.