Iran’s Foreign Ministry releases announcement concerning murder of Iranian diplomats in Mazar-i-Sharif

(MENAFN) Iran’s Foreign Ministry released an announcement early on Monday marking the anniversary of the murder of Iranian envois in Mazar-i-Sharif.

On August 8, 1998, the Taliban militaries conquered the town of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was identified as the political capital of Ahmad Shah Massoud, who was supported by Iran at the time.

After conquering the city, Taliban militaries invaded their way into the Iranian Embassy in Mazar-i-Sharif, frisking envoys.

Allahmadad Shahsavand, the one Iranian diplomat who by a miracle managed to come out alive form the terrorist attack, told the incident as the following: “Despite their rude behavior, our friends (diplomats) behaved peacefully. They even offered them fruit and tea. The Taliban militants searched us all and took our money and valuables. However, I believe that these people were not thieves and were acting within a certain framework, as if they were being guided from outside and looking for something specific,” ISNA reported.

However, Taliban stated that rebels condemned the Iranian consulate, ducking any accountability.


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