India condemns ‘barbaric’ terrorist attack in Kabul, offers all possible assistance
India has condemned the dastardly terrorist attacks in Kabul on Saturday that targeted innocent civilians and the wounded under treatment.
"There can be no justification for such reprehensible attacks. The perpetrators of these attacks and their supporters should be brought to justice," the Minitry of External Affairs said in a release.
India stands in solidarity with the government and the people of Afghanistan at this difficult times of mindless violence and terror imposed on them. "
We convey our heartfelt condolences to the next of kin of victims of these terror attacks and pray for speedy recovery to those injured. India stands ready to extend all possible assistance, including for treatment of those injured," the MEA added.
At least 63 people have been killed and 151 others injured in an explosion outside the gate of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on Saturday. According to Afghan media, a car bomb was exploded close to the gate of the building in the city.
This is the third major explosion this month. Early this week, one suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the Save the Children Organization's office in PD3 of Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Wednesday. At least 11 people were wounded in the attack.
Prior to this, at least 18 civilians were killed, and 22 others were wounded, during a deadly siege on a major hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.