KABUL: The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan reacted at the coordinated attack by the militants in Peshawar city of Pakistan, calling for more cooperation amongst nations.
“Resolute Support offers our most sincere condolences to the families of those martyred and injured in the attack on the students and faculty of the Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute in Pakistan,” said Captain Tom Greshbak, Resolute Support spokesman.
He said such attacks, regardless of location, represent evil. “This even demonstrates the need for cooperation amongst all nations to put an end to those who seek to undermine legitimate governments and to do harm to their people.”
At least nine people were killed and thirty seven others were wounded after a group of armed men stormed into the institute early on Friday.
The attack sparked a gun battle between the security forces and the assailants that lasted for a long time until they were all shot dead.
The Pakistani military has claimed that the attack on Peshawar agriculture institute was planned by terrorists in Afghanistan and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s claim is a proof for it.
A spokesman for the Pakistani military Gen. Asif Ghafoor had earlier said “Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claiming the responsibility for the attack is a proof that it was planned by terrorists based in Afghanistan.”
He said “The terrorists were in contact with their accomplices in Afghanistan and the executors of this attack are still based there.”
The Afghan government officials have not commented regarding the remarks so far but they have in the past insisted on intelligence sharing to eliminate the terror safe havens. NNI