Pakistan condemns Kabul suicide blasts
Islamabad, May 1 (IBNS): Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul on Tuesday which killed and injured scores of people.
"We are distressed and grieved at the loss of precious human lives. We express our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and pray to Almighty Allah for early recovery of the injured," read a statement issued by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Government and people of Pakistan express their support and solidarity with their Afghan brethren in this hour of grief. We are confident that the resolve of brave Afghan people to defeat terrorism cannot be weakened by such cowardly attacks," it said.
"Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and resolves to fight this menace till its elimination," read the statement.
Two blasts rocked Kabul city on Monday,leaving the nation shocked.
According to reports, at least 14 civilians were killed and over 30 injured in two attacks that took place on Monday morning (local time) in a heavily populated neighbourhood in central Kabul.
The second attack was timed 30 minutes later to target journalists arriving on the scene and emergency services personnel seeking to provide aid to victims of the first attack.
In another incident, at least 11 civilians were killed in a blast that rocked Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Monday, media reports said.