Iran has denied claims by the government of Afghanistan that it orchestrated a series of suicide bomb attacks on Tuesday at Nimroz province, the Baluch region of Afghanistan. The bombings killed at lease 28 people.
Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country’s intelligence organization, said two insurgents killed and three arrested in connection to the bombings were Iranian citizens. The NDS added that the five had been trained in Iran for suicide bomb missions.
"Stressing the friendly relations between Iran and Afghanistan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Saturday denied any meddling by Iran," Press TV wrote on its site. "He rejected the allegation that Iran was involved in the recent explosions in the Afghan province of Nimroz."
The bombers targeted outdoor markets where shoppers were preparing for the Eid and a hospital in the provincial capital of Zaranj, the center of Afghan Baluchistan and across the river from the city of Zabul in Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan.