KABUL: The world community including United States, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Iran and China have strongly condemned the Kabul attack.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the deadly truck bombing that ripped through Kabul during rush hour traffic was carried out by people who do not know the values of Islam.
Former President Hamid Karzai also condemned the attack and said this act was carried out by enemies of peace and stability in Afghanistan and this act is against all Islamic values and humanity.
The U.S ambassador Hugo Llorens said in a statement: “The terrorists, and those who provide them support in any form, deserve the utter scorn of all civilized people around the world.”
Pakistan said that the blast also affected the residences of some Pakistani diplomats and staff and inflicted minor injuries to some of them.
“Pakistan being a victim of terrorism understands the pain and agony that such incidents inflict upon the people and society. The people and Government of Pakistan extend their heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences to the Government and the people of Afghanistan and the bereaved families.
“While reiterating condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, we pray for early recovery of the injured. We firmly stand with our Afghan brothers in this hour of grief and anguish,” read their statement.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attack. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi expressed his country’s condolences in a statement to the Afghan government and nation over the fatal terrorist attack, reported Tasnim news agency.
China also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul and voiced support for Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism. Condemnation also poured in from around the world. NNI