Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Mohammad Faisal (Picture Courtesy: Twitter)
Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Mohammad Faisal (Picture Courtesy: Twitter)

Pakistan condemns Wardak terror attack in Afghanistan

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2019 20:35 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 22 (ANI): Pakistan on Tuesday, while extending condolences to the victims of the suicide explosion in Afghanistan’s Wardak province which claimed over 100 lives, said that ‘such reprehensible acts vitiate the environment of ongoing efforts for peace’ in the region.
Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan, Mohammad Faisal took to Twitter to state: “Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in #Wardak that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives. We pray for the ‘maghfirah’ of the deceased.”
“Our hearts go out for the bereaved families. We share their grief. Such reprehensible acts vitiate the environment of ongoing efforts for peace,” he said.
The explosion occurred at around 7 am (local time) at Maidan Shahr, capital of the province, close to a base where Afghan Special Forces are stationed, TOLO news reported.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also condemned the terrorist attack and expressed his condolences.
"My condolences go to the people of Afghanistan at the great loss of life suffered in the condemnable act of terror in Maidan Wardak province on Monday; I pray that peace will return soon to our war-ravaged neighbour," Khan tweeted.
A statement issued by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) on Tuesday confirmed that 58 others were wounded in the Taliban-mediated attack on Monday.
Over the past a few years, the Taliban have routinely carried out suicide attacks in remote parts of the country, targeting both Afghan and foreign troops. (ANI)

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