Ankara condemns terror attack in Kabul

Ankara condemns terror attack in Kabul

Turkey has condemned the deadly suicide attack in Kabul on a vice presidential election candidate.

"We received the news with sorrow that a terror attack which took place at an election campaign office in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, resulted in the loss of at least 20 lives and left many others wounded, including a vice-presidential candidate," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Ankara also "strongly condemn this heinous terror attack which targeted the democratic rights of the Afghan people," Anadolu Agency reported.

It was noted that Turkey hopes Afghanistan's presidential campaign and election this September will take place in a safe, peaceful environment.

The attack on the office of President Ashraf Ghani's pick for vice president in the forthcoming election, Amrullah Saleh - a former intelligence chief - began with a suicide car bombing and ended around midnight, with all four attackers killed.

Earlier it was reported that 20 people were killed and at least 50 others wounded in the attack.