Kabul blast: India strongly condemns heinous, reprehensible attack
In a strongly-worded statement, the external affairs ministry said the continuing violence even during the holy and pious month of Ramzan reflects the diabolical nature of the perpetrators and their supporters.india Updated: May 31, 2017 19:05 IST
India on Wednesday strongly deplored the “heinous and reprehensible” terrorist strike in Kabul and extended all possible support to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.
In a strongly-worded statement, the external affairs ministry said the continuing violence even during the holy and pious month of Ramzan reflects the diabolical nature of the perpetrators and their supporters.
The ministry also said all staff members of the Indian embassy are safe in the explosion that took place in the close vicinity of the embassy premises.
“We share the grief of all peace-loving Afghans and convey our sincerest condolences to the government of Afghanistan and the families of the victims of the mindless violence and wish speedy recovery to those injured,” the ministry said.
India is ready to render any assistance to the government and the people of Afghanistan and all possible support to bring perpetrators of the attack to justice, it added.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had strongly condemned the blast and underlined the need for defeating forces supporting terrorism.
India stands with Afghanistan in fighting all types of terrorism. Forces supporting terrorism need to be defeated.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2017
At least 80 people were killed and more than 300 wounded in the massive blast which ripped through the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, according to the Afghan health ministry.
First Published: May 31, 2017 19:05 IST