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US, India, NATO condemn Kabul bombing

AT-KABUL: The United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and India condemned Kabul bombing “in the strongest terms’ that killed 4 people, including an Indian national, and wounded 113 others almost all of them civilians.

The blast as a result of truck-bombing jolted Kabul PD9 on Monday night, targeting Green Village Compound—an area that also home to several foreign NGOs.

The Taliban extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Wahidullah Mayar, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), said four dead bodies and 113 injured people had been evacuated to hospitals from the site of the blast.

‘India strongly condemns the horrific terror attack in Kabul yesterday (Monday) in which an Indian national and many others lost their lives,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement Tuesday.

“We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly attack and wish early recovery to the injured. The Indian Embassy in Kabul is taking steps for repatriation of the mortal remains of the Indian national,” the statement added. 

India called for the perpetrators of this heinous attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously.

“The United States strongly condemns the attack on a residential compound in PD9 last night that killed and injured innocent Afghan and international civilians, including children,” the US embassy in Kabul said in a statement sent to Afghanistan Times.

“In the face of these cowardly acts, the United States stands with the people of Afghanistan who seek a peaceful future and an end to conflict and violence,” the statement added.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims, and we will continue to support our Afghan partners to achieve an end to the conflict in Afghanistan.”

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has strongly condemned the car-bombing in Kabul, reiterating its support to the people and security forces of Afghanistan.

NATO’s Deputy Senior Civilian Representative Patrick Andrews extended his sympathies to the families of those killed and wished swift recovery to the many injured in Monday’s attack.

“I condemn the despicable attack on innocent people near the Green village. My sympathies go to the families of those killed and I wish the many injured a swift recovery,” he said in a tweet.

“The Taliban must stop continuing to use violence against their own people and come to the negotiating table. NATO allies and partners continue to support the Afghan security forces as they fight terrorism and create the conditions for peace,” said Andrews.

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