Mazar-e-Sharif attack: India reaffirms its support in fighting terrorism

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 02:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday condoled the Mazar-e-Sharif attack. He offered his assistance and reaffirmed India's steadfast support in fighting terrorism. More than 100 persons were killed in the Mazar-e-Sharif attack that took place yesterday. The attack happened at about 1.30pm on Friday at a mosque on the base. Insurgents in army vehicles and reportedly wearing military uniforms penetrated multiple layers of security before launching their attack, reports the Tolo News. The U.S. military in Afghanistan in a statement condemned the attack. "The attack on the 209th Corps today shows the barbaric nature of the Taliban. They killed soldiers at prayer in a mosque and others in a dining facility," US commander John Nicholson said in the statement. (ANI)

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