Pakistan condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan
KARACHI: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal on Sunday condemned suicide attacks at voter registration centers in Kabul and Baghlan provinces of Afghanistan on Sunday.
“We are grieved at the loss of precious innocent lives in this brutal act of terrorism,” he said in a statement.
He said Pakistan was confident that such attacks would not deter the resolve of the Afghan people to determine their own future through the exercise of their right to vote.
The statement said Pakistan reiterated unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and expressed solidarity with the government and people of Afghanistan in this hour of grief and sorrow.
A suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.
The assaults underscore growing concerns about security in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20, which are seen as a test-run for next year’s presidential poll.