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Afghanistan condemns Iran mosque bombing

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai today condemned a twin suicide bombing which killed 27 people in neighbouring Iran and called for a "regional fight against terrorism".

world Updated: Jul 17, 2010 22:12 IST

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai today condemned a twin suicide bombing which killed 27 people in neighbouring Iran and called for a "regional fight against terrorism".

Sunni militant group Jundallah has said it carried out the bombings which targeted members of the elite Revolutionary Guard at a Shiite mosque Friday night in Zahedan, capital of the restive province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

"President Karzai expressed his deep grief, called this awful terrorist crime an attack against God's house and emphasised the effective struggle and regional fight against terrorism," Karzai's office said.

"The President strongly condemned the attacks," it said in a statement.

Afghanistan itself is gripped in an increasingly bloody insurgency being combatted by tens of thousands of US and NATO troops.