Pakistan condemns ‘reprehensible attacks’ targeting Kabul school

Islamabad condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations, says FO statement


News Desk May 08, 2021
Foreign Office Spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Pakistan has strongly condemned the “reprehensible attacks” at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan which led to loss of many precious lives and injuries.

Multiple blasts targeted a school in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounded dozens more, mostly students, a senior interior ministry official told Reuters.

The official on condition of anonymity said that most of the casualties were students coming out of the Sayedul Shuhada School.

A spokesperson for the interior ministry, Tariq Arian, put the death toll at least 25 and did not specify the cause or the target.

“The Government and the people of Pakistan offer heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and pray for quick recovery of the injured,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office.

Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations, it added.

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“At this moment of grief, Pakistan stands by Afghan brethren in their struggle against the scourge of terrorism.”

Pakistan will continue to support Afghanistan on its path to peace, progress and prosperity, the communiqué reiterated.

Kabul is on high alert since Washington announced plans last month to pull out all US troops by Sept 11, with Afghan officials saying the Taliban have stepped up attacks across the country.

No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid denied the insurgent group's involvement and condemned the incident.

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