Kabul Blast: Pakistan condemns deadly attack on school that killed 40 people
Pakistan has strongly condemned the deadly Kabul blast targeting Sayed ul-Shuhada School in the nation’s capital.
In a statement, MoFA has condemned the ‘reprehensible’ attacks at a Kabul school that resulted in precious loss of lives.
“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. Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations. 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,” read the statement issued by MofA.
The development comes as Kabul was rocked by bomb blast on Saturday (today). The attack targeted Sayed ul-Shuhada school in Kabul’s Dasht-i Barchi locality – an area populated largely by the Hazara community.
Residents said they heard multiple blasts just as girls were leaving the school to return home and break their Ramadan fast. Most of the victims appear to have been students.
🇵🇰strongly condemns reprehensible attacks at a school in #Kabul, 🇦🇫 which led to loss of precious lives & injuries. 🇵🇰stands by Afghan brethren in the struggle against scourge of terrorism & will continue to support 🇦🇫on its path to peace, progress & prosperity.@mfa_afghanistan
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) May 8, 2021
#AFG “Initial assessment shows the attack could have been caused by IDF( indirect fire) outside a girls school in PD13 in Kabul city.”, Multiple sources in Kabul police, a local CID officer in PD13 and a school official tells me. pic.twitter.com/3Hqrx1yAWf
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) May 8, 2021
Afghanistan’s interior ministry has confirmed that at least 30 people have been killed whereas 52 wounded have been injured in the blast.
No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s attack. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid denied the insurgent group’s involvement and condemned the incident.