Kabul says targeting, killing civilians against human, Islamic values
KABUUL: Afghanistan has strongly condemned the killing of 13 innocent Turkish civilians by the terrorist PKK in northern Iraq.
The Afghan Foreign Ministry in a statement said the targeting and killing of civilians are against humanity, as well as Islamic values.
“Afghanistan, as the main victim of global terrorism, has declared its solidarity with the Turkish people and considers itself a partner and ally of the friendly country of the Republic of Turkey in the fight against terrorism,” the ministry said.
The Afghan government extended its deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims.
“We condemn these inhumane and barbaric acts in the strongest terms and call for a more concerted fight against terrorism,” Afghan Ambassador to Turkey Amir Ramin said in a separate statement, quoted by Anadolu Agnecy.
Bodies of the Turkish citizens were found on Sunday during Operation Claw-Eagle 2 in the Gara region of northern Iraq.
Turkey launched the operation on Feb. 10 to prevent the PKK and other terror groups from re-establishing positions used to carry out cross-border terror attacks.