Ghani, others vehemently condemn Kabul suicide attack
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, joined by a number of states and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and Resolute Support mission, on Sunday categorically condemned the suicide attack in capital Kabul the other day, which left several persons dead and wounded.
At least 14 people were killed, including three non-military contractors of the Resolute Support and 66 others wounded in a suicide attack in Kabul on Saturday.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said: “The aim of the enemies of Afghanistan is to kill innocent civilians, because they have lost morale to fight against Afghan forces.”
The president vowed all measures would be adopted to eliminate terrorists’ activities.
The government would use all available resources to counter groups involved in such crimes and the perpetrators would be taken to justice.
Ghani conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and directed relevant organs to use provide the injured with all medical facilities.
In a twit, UNAMA strongly condemned the attack that killed at least eight people and injured more than 36, including women and children.
UNAMA called for immediate halt to all such disproportionate attacks in civilian-populated areas. “UNAMA extends condolences to the families of all of those killed in the explosion and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” it added.
Separately, Pakistan condemned, in the strongest terms, the suicide attack that took place near a hospital in Kabul which resulted in the loss of precious lives and left many people injured, a statement from the Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.
“We standby with our brotherly people of Afghanistan in this moment of grief and convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant them patience and forbearance in this hour of difficulty and hope for the speedy recovery of the injured,” it added.
The Resolute Support in a separate statement strongly condemned the attack in Kabul that killed three Resolute Support contracted civilians, as well as several innocent Afghan civilians, and wounded dozens more, including women and children.
“Instead of seizing an opportunity to embrace peace, insurgents have again chosen violence in an attempt to remain relevant,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, Resolute Support Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications. “Regardless of the target of their attacks, insurgents continue to inflict a heavy toll on innocent Afghan civilians.”
On behalf of General John F. Campbell, Headquarters Resolute Support expresses its deepest condolences to those affected by this contemptible act of violence. “We remain committed to assisting our Afghan partners in achieving sustainable security and stability,” Shoffner concluded.
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