Turkey condemns deadly blast in Afghanistan

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Turkey condemned Tuesday's blast in Afghanistan’s Kandahar city, which killed at least 16 people.

In a written statement, the ministry said: “We learned with deep sorrow that many people were killed and wounded in a terrorist attack perpetrated today in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.”

“We condemn this heinous terrorist attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the friendly Government and the brotherly people of Afghanistan," it added.

At least 16 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded while a bomb disposal unit was trying to defuse explosives in a shipping container allegedly planted by the Taliban, according to regional governor’s office.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.

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