AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan government on Tuesday strongly condemns terrorist attack in Turkish town of Suruc that left nearly 30 people killed and around 100 others wounded.
In a statement, President Ashraf Ghani termed terrorism a common threat for the region and the world, and prodded joint and serious action to eliminate this evil.
He expressed deep sorrow over loss of lives in the attack and extended condolences to his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The explosion targeted Amara Culture Center where a conference by Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) was organized to join a summer expedition to help rebuild Syria’s Kobani – 10 kilometers away – that was the site of devastated attacks by Daesh last month which also left more than 200 people dead.
Two senior Turkish officials on condition of anonymity have told Reuters that they have received evidences suggesting the explosion was a suicide attack carried out by rebels belonging to the Islamic State.
Another one said that the Islamic State is believed to be behind the attack.
The source added that the attack was retaliation for the Turkish government’s efforts to fight terrorism.