Army chief strongly condemns bomb attacks in Afghanistan
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has strongly condemned terror attacks in Kabul and Kandahar and expressed grief on the loss of precious lives.
Five UAE officials were among 56 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghan cities as Taliban militants step up a deadly campaign of violence.
According to DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, the COAS said Pakistan Army stood by Afghanistan, its people and forces against terrorism.
#COAS strongly condemns T attks in #Kabul#Kandahar. Grieved on loss of precious lives. Pak Army stands with Afg Ppl & Forces agnst terrorism
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 11, 2017
The Emiratis were among 13 people killed when explosives hidden in a sofa detonated inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar on Tuesday
Just hours before, twin Taliban blasts in Kabul tore through employees exiting a parliament annexe, which houses the offices of lawmakers, killing at least 36 people and wounding 80 others.
And earlier Tuesday, a Taliban suicide bomber killed seven people in Lashkar Gah, the capital of volatile Helmand province, as the militants ramp up nationwide attacks despite the onset of winter, when fighting usually wanes.