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FM Qureshi condemns killing of US soldiers in IED attack

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of three US soldiers in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Ghazni city of Afghanistan.

According to a Foreign Office statement, the foreign minister expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on behalf of people and government of Pakistan to the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones and pray for swift recovery of the injured.

“Pakistan stands in solidarity with the US government and its people in this hour of grief,” read the statement.

Three US soldiers were killed and three wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan Tuesday, according to NATO.

NATO’s Resolute Support mission would not immediately release any details about the identity of the soldiers, whose deaths took the number of American service personnel to die in the war-torn country this year to 12.

A NATO statement said they had been killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near Ghazni city in central Afghanistan.

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