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A wounded man transferred from Logar province after a bomb blast receives remedy at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan Might, 1, 2021. — Reuters/Omar Sobhani
  • Pakistan condemns Friday night’s automobile bombing that killed not less than 27 and wounded dozens.
  • Blast struck close to guesthouse as friends had been breaking their Ramadan quick; highschool college students amongst casualties.
  • “At this moment of grief, Pakistan stands by Afghan brethren in their struggle against the scourge of terrorism,” says FO.

Pakistan strongly condemns the “heinous terrorist attack” which happened on Friday in Pul-e-Alam, the capital metropolis of Afghanistan’s Logar province, the Overseas Workplace stated on Sunday.

The assertion famous that “scores of innocent lives were lost and many others were injured” within the assault.

On behalf of the individuals of Pakistan and the federal government, it provided heartfelt condolences to the bereaved households and prayers for the short restoration of the injured.

The assertion reiterated Pakistan’s condemnation “in all forms and manifestations”.

“At this moment of grief, Pakistan stands by Afghan brethren in their struggle against the scourge of terrorism,” stated the Overseas Workplace, in its assertion.

“Pakistan will continue to support Afghanistan on its path to peace, progress and prosperity,” it added.

Automobile bomb kills not less than 27

An enormous automobile bomb blast killed not less than 27 individuals and injured dozens extra in Afghanistan’s japanese Logar province on Friday night, with highschool college students among the many casualties, native officers stated.

The automobile filled with explosives detonated in Logar’s capital of Pul-e Alam close to the home of the previous head of the provincial council, Didar Lawang, the spokesman for Logar’s governor, stated.

The home additionally operated as a guesthouse and the blast had struck simply as friends had been breaking their Ramadan quick, in line with the top of Logar’s provincial council, Hasibullah Stanekzai, who informed Reuters 27 individuals had been killed and dozens extra wounded.

He stated among the many casualties had been highschool college students who had been staying on the home, having travelled to the capital to sit down their college entrance examination, in addition to pro-government militia members who had been staying there whereas ready for air transport to a different distinct.

It was not instantly clear who was behind the blast. A spokesman for the Taliban stated in response to Reuters’ questions that they had been trying into the matter.

Beneath the Trump administration’s February 2020 take care of the Taliban, international forces had been to withdraw from the nation by Might 1 whereas the Taliban held off on attacking international troops and bases. However President Biden introduced final month after reviewing the scenario that forces would keep within the nation for months past Might, withdrawing by September 11.

Inside ministry spokesman Tariq Arian stated 21 individuals had been killed and 91 wounded and {that a} rescue and restoration operation was persevering with.

A provincial well being official stated simply over 60 injured individuals had been taken to hospital and lots of college students had been among the many victims.

The European Union’s delegation to Afghanistan additionally condemned the assault.

“In the holy month of Ramadan, horrible news on a car bomb in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, killing and injuring innocent civilians, including students….this is a tragedy for the whole country,” it stated on Twitter.

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