Mukherjee condoles loss of lives in Kabul blast

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday strongly condemned the blast in Kabul that left 61 people dead.

“I am shocked and saddened to learn of the blast which hit Deh Mazang square in Kabul today (On Saturday). I strongly condemn the perpetrators of the incident,” he said in a statement.

Mukherjee also conveyed his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.

“India stands ready to extend all possible assistance to the Government and people of Afghanistan,” he said

At least 61 people were killed and 207 injured when suspected Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a mass demonstration by Shias in the Afghan capital on Saturday.



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