TOLOnews 6pm News 04 January 2020
The Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish addressed at a gathering marking Afghanistan’s Constitution founding 16 years ago and said Iran’s Qassem Soleimani was a “prominent anti-Daesh figure in the region” and his death will create a “complicated” political and security situation in the region and the Middle East.
He said that there is a need for “calm” over the matter from all sides.
A magnetic IED blast killed one civilian during rush hour in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Saturday morning, a local official confirmed.
The explosive device was attached to a vehicle, according to Balkh governor’s spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad.
US President Donald Trump said the action against Iran’s top military commander Qassem Soleimani was “to stop a war, not to start one.”
He said Soleimani's “reign of terror” was “over” following a strike at Iraq’s Baghdad airport on Friday.