New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India strongly condemned the terror attack in the Afghan capital on Monday that claimed the lives of at least 36 people.
“We strongly condemn the dastardly terrorist attack in Kabul city today resulting in loss of innocent precious lives,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
“India stands in solidarity with the people and the government of Afghanistan. Our thoughts and prayer are with the families of the victims and we wish speedy recovery to those injured,” it added,
At least 36 persons were killed and 42 others wounded when a car packed with explosives struck a minibus carrying government employees in western Kabul on Monday, officials and witnesses said. Taliban has claimed responsibility.
The statement said that the continuing terrorist violence in Afghanistan was in “violation of the basic rights of the people of the country and meant to undermines efforts to build a peaceful, prosperous, stable, united and pluralistic Afghanistan”.
“The perpetrators and supporters of such heinous acts need to be brought to justice,” it said.
In an apparent reference to Pakistan, it called for an end to the “safe havens and sanctuaries to terrorists”.