Pakistan condemns 'inhuman and cowardly' terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

At least 38 people, including women and babies, died in two terror strikes in the war-torn country

APP May 12, 2020
"Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Afghan people in this hour of grief," Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the 'inhuman and cowardly' terrorist attack on a medical facility in Kabul and a suicide attack on a funeral ceremony in Nangarhar province, resulting in loss of a number of precious lives.

"These terrorist acts were particularly despicable as they take place in the holy month of Ramazan and at a time when Afghanistan is grappling with Covid-19 pandemic, the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.

"Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will continue to support a peaceful and stable Afghanistan."

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Pakistan also extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of victims and prayers for early recovery for those injured, the communique said. "Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Afghan people in this hour of grief."

At least 38 people died in two terror strikes in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

A suicide blast during a funeral procession in the eastern Nangarhar province killed at least 24 people, with over 60 injured.

The other attack struck a maternity hospital in the capital Kabul and killed two babies and several women among a total of 14 civilians. Fifteen others were injured in the attack.


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