Iran’s Top General: Takfiri Terrorism Threatening Muslims

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces condemned a recent bomb attack that has killed scores of worshippers at a mosque in Afghanistan’s Kunduz, saying Takfiri terrorism created by the hegemonic powers and Zionists poses a threat to the Muslim community.

In a statement on Monday, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the diabolical crime once again demonstrated the “dangers of Takfiri terrorism” produced in the “think tanks of hegemonic powers and Zionism as well as the spy agencies of arrogant powers.”

He said the resistance axis, after forcing Americans to beat a humiliating retreat from the region, most recently from Afghanistan, is being targeted.

More than 150 people were killed in a bomb attack at Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khanabad area of Kunduz, with a predominantly Hazara population, on Friday.

A Daesh (ISIS) terrorist, masquerading as a worshiper, detonated his explosives during Friday prayers. The victims were all Hazara Shias, the third-largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.

Describing the attack as a “great and alarming tragedy”, Major General Baqeri said the incident calls for “unity, security and stability” in the Islamic world, especially in the neighboring country of Afghanistan.

He said the formation of an inclusive and broad-based government in the war-ravaged country will rid it of terrorism, bolster public security and pave the way for a return to normalcy, Press TV reported.

He also urged the Taliban’s caretaker government to identify and punish the perpetrators of the heinous crime and take necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such attacks.