Turkey condemns ‘heinous’ attack in Afghan capital

Turkey condemned the "heinous terrorist attack" which killed at least 40 people in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday.

"We learned with deep sorrow that a terrorist attack perpetrated today at a cultural center in Kabul killed and wounded many Afghan brothers and sisters," said a Foreign Ministry statement.

The statement also wished a "speedy recovery to the wounded," and sent "condolences to the brotherly Government and people of Afghanistan."

Nasrat Rehimi, deputy spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that at least 40 people, mostly civilians, were killed and 30 others injured.

The suicide attack took place at a facility hosting a news agency and a cultural center in the western Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood at around 10.30 a.m. local time (0730GMT)

Source: Anadolu Agency