Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan issued a statement on Tuesday to detail about the terror attack that killed one Iranian and one Afghan on Sunday.
“On Sunday evening, one Iranian engineer and one Afghan soldier were killed when their car hit a landmine checking the third part of the Khaf-Harat railroad project in Shamtiq, Gourian, Harat Province,” said the statement issued by Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan today to provide detail on the terror attack that killed one Iranian and one Afghan on Sunday.
Sympathizing with the families of the victims and the government of Afghanistan, the Iranian Embassy added that two Iranians and five Afghans were also injured in the incident.
Khaf-Heart Railroad is a corridor that links the landlocked Afghanistan to the seas through Iran for transportation of goods through the southeastern Chabahar port of Iran.
No group has so far claimed responsibility of the terrorist attack.
In a statement on Monday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi strongly deplored the Sunday terrorist mine explosion on the way of Khaf-Herat railway.
Mousavi condemned the attack, sympathizing with the families of Iranian and Afghan vicitims.
“Investigations about the aspects of the incident and helping the treatment of the wounded have immediately started,” he added.
Afghan media reports said on Sunday that a mine explosion on the way of Khaf-Herat railway in Herat province of Afghanistan killed an Iranian and an Afghan national.
The Khaf-Herat railway is being built in four sections. Design and construction of the 43 km first phase of the fourth section of the railway being built from Iran to Herat was approved by the National Procurement Commission of Afghanistan at its meeting on February 18.
Work has been completed on the first two sections covering the 76 km from the Iranian railhead at Khaf to Sangan and the border with Afghanistan at Shamtiq. The 62 km third section from the border to Ghoryan is reported to be nearing completion. These sections of the route have been funded by Iran.
The fourth section of the project is to be funded from Afghanistan’s budget. It is to be built in two phases, with the latest approval covering the 43 km from Ghoryan to Rabat Paryan, which the Afghanistan Railway Authority said is to be built by a company from Kazakhstan. The final phase would extend this line 20 km to an industrial area near Herat airport.
Completion of the Khaf-Herat railway is of high economic importance, as it would provide Afghanistan with a rail route through Iran to the sea and the Turkish network.