Sunday, September 25, 2022

There is need for credible investigation into Kabul attack: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the knee jerk allegations by some Afghan circles pointing finger at Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

In a tweet on Sunday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Fasial said there is need for credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses.

Read More: Afghan forces end hotel siege in Kabul, kill all gunmen

Gunmen stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces.

Several people had been killed and at least six wounded in the attack, which came days after a U.S. embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in Kabul, Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman, said.

However, officials gave no other details on casualty numbers.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a separate statement, Faisal has condemned the incident and said terrorism was not acceptable.

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