Twin explosions in Kabul rally widely condemned
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States (US) embassy in Kabul and Resolute Support (RS), Pakistan, UNAMA and others condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly bombing attack that claimed scores of innocent lives in Kabul during a peaceful demonstration in which citizens were exercising their constitutional rights.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased, and we wish all of those who were wounded a full recovery. We will continue to stand with our Afghan partners and friends as they strive every day to bring peace and security to Afghanistan,” read a statement from the US diplomatic mission.
Separately RS strongly condemns today's enemy attack that targeted a peaceful protest and killed dozens of civilians and injured many more, according to a statement issued by the NATO led military mission.
"Our condolences go out to those who are affected by today's attack," said Resolute Support Commander, Gen. John W. Nicholson. "We strongly condemn the actions of Afghanistan's enemies of peace and remain firmly committed to supporting our Afghan partners and the National Unity Government."
The Resolute Support Commander also praised the Afghan law enforcement officials and medical personnel whose efforts prevented additional casualties
UN Envoy for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto condemned in the strongest possible terms today’s deadly attack that killed and maimed hundreds of civilians gathered to peacefully demonstrate in Kabul city.
“I reiterate that international humanitarian law prohibits the deliberate targeting of civilians and international human rights law requires the Government and non-state actors to respect and protect the rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. The perpetrators of today’s attack must be held accountable,” he said.
“On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan, I express our deep condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery for the injured,” he said.
Pakistan also condemned the twin explosion in strong words. In a Statement from his officer Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the world community to join forces to fight terrorism, which is a common enemy of humanity.
In his message to the people of Afghanistan, he condemned loss of human lives in bomb blasts in Kabul. Nawaz Sharif said terrorists had no religion and they do not have any respect for humanity.
He said terrorism should be dealt with iron hands. He expressed Pakistan's unflinching stand to fight terrorism.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan is a front line state in war against terrorism. He said Islamabad rendered unmatched sacrifices in war against terrorism and suffered multiple losses. The Prime Minister said Pakistan is ready to extend every kind of support to Afghanistan in war against terrorism.
He expressed solidarity with the people and the government of Afghanistan over the loss of precious human lives. He commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for early recovery of injured and eternal peace for the deceased.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai also denounced the attack in strong worlds. In a statement issued from his officer Karzai termed today attack in which scores of civilians were killed and wounded as un-Islamic and inhuman.
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