Jordan denounces Kabul and St Petersburg attacks


Published: 2017-12-29 11:02

Last Updated: 2024-04-21 07:41

Mohammed al-Momani denounced the attacks.
Mohammed al-Momani denounced the attacks.

The Jordanian government on Thursday denounced the attacks that hit the Russian city of St. Petersburg and the Afghani capital, Kabul, according to Petra news.

The Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Mohammed al-Momani, said these operations reaffirm the "heinous and immoral nature of the culprits." He went on to stress the dire need for international cooperation to counter terrorism and tackle its root causes.

The minister also voiced Jordan's solidarity with Russia and Afghanistan in the face the attacks.

At least 41 people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia cultural organisation in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Thursday. ISIS were reportedly behind the attack.

Meanwhile, a bombing in Russia’s St Petersburg struck a local supermarket on Wednesday night. The blast injured 14 people, six of whom remain in hospital, according to Russian state officials.