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Kabul bombing that killed 24 draws ire

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KABUL: A terror bombing near a private education center in Kabul which killed 24 and wounded 57 on Saturday morning has drawn domestic and global condemnations.

A suicide attacker on foot wanted for force his way into Kawsar learning center in Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of Kabul city on Saturday evening, but he was intercepted by the police and detonated his explosive device in the alley near the center, killing 24 people and wounding 57 others, said Ministry of Interior spokesman Tariq Arian.

Presidential palace in a statement said that unfortunately as result of yesterday attack near Kawsar training center in Kabul, mine blast in Rawza area of Ghazni and terrorist attacks against civilians and public institutions in different areas across the country in the past few days numbers of our compatriots including women and children were martyred and wounded.

Statement said that despite approves of the decision for releasing of 6100 Taliban’s prisoners by the consultative Loya Jirga and repeatedly demands of people, government of Afghanistan and international community for end of war and blood shedding and to Taliban accept ceasefire and stop war and violence, still people are witness of illegal war and violence of them (the Taliban).

In a statement issued by High Council for National Reconciliation press disk, Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation Dr.Abdullah Abdullah strongly condemned the attack by terrorists and called it an anti-human and against all Islamic and humanity principles.

He said that the coward terrorists by attacking innocent children and students showed that they do not obey any principles and values. He expressed condolences with the victim’s families and wished quick recovery for wounded people.

UNAMA in twitter said, that UNAMA shares Afghanistan’s deep revulsion at last night’s killing and injuring of more than 60 civilians, many of them youngsters, in a deliberate targeted attack at a Kabul college. A callous and senseless war crime, our condolences are with the families of the killed and hurt.

Those responsible for the crime must be held to account. Their violence must not be allowed to win. Everyone must re-double efforts to stem recent violence, especially that impacting Afghanistan’s civilians, and re-focus on talks to bring about a peaceful political settlement.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in twitter said that It strongly condemns the horrific attack on Kawsar-e-Danish Educational Center which killed and injured more than 70 people. Targeting civilians is a war crime. Peace efforts should intensify and violence must end now.

US Charge d Affaires Ross Wilson in twitter also said that I condemn yesterday’s cowardly suicide bombing of an educational center in Kabul. Afghans want a peaceful future and reject this violence, and Americans stand with them.

Similarly, French Embassy in Kabul in twitter said that Afghan civilians continue to be deliberately targeted by terrorists, once again yesterday with the horrendous bombing in Kabul Dasht-e Barchi. We condemn in the strongest terms that cowardly attack.

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