India strongly condemns terrorist attack near school in Afghanistan
Targeting young girl students makes this an attack on the future of Afghanistan, said the MEA
Reiterating the urgent need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries and calling for a comprehensive nation-wide ceasefire to make the peace process meaningful and sustainable, India strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Saturday that killed more than 50 innocent girl students.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Sayed al-Shuhada Girls school in Kabul yesterday, which killed more than 50 innocent girl students during the holy month of Ramadan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the young girls who lost their lives in this barbarous attack,” a statement of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.
Targeting young girl students, makes this an attack on the future of Afghanistan, it stated.
“The perpetrators clearly seek to destroy the painstaking and hard-won achievements that the Afghans have put in place over the last two decades,” the statement noted.
“This incident demonstrates, once again, the urgent need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries and the immediate need for a comprehensive nation-wide ceasefire to make the peace process meaningful and sustainable,” it recalled.
The statement reaffirmed that India has always supported the education of Afghan youth and remains committed to the progress and development of Afghanistan.
According to reports, at least 3 explosions took place near Sayed-ul-Shuhada High School in the west of Kabul on Saturday afternoon. Over 50 school girls were killed in the attack.
The attack started with a car bomb explosion and was followed by two rocket attacks, reports said.