Afghanistan President condemns Pulwama terror attack, says terrorism needs to be rooted out

Kabul: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the terror attack that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday killing around 40 CRPF personnel.

In a press statement, Ghani said: “Terrorism is a cancer in the region, and it requires collective efforts to root it out.”

Kabul also expressed sympathy and extended deep condolences to the Indian government and people, and the families of the soldiers who lost their lives or were injured in the deadly terror attack.

Afghanistan Foreign Ministry also issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack.

“The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses its condolences and sympathy with the people and government of the friendly country Republic of India due to the loss of 40 members of Indian Police Force, and once again stresses the need for solidarity and closer cooperation of countries in the fight against this common enemy,” the statement read.

The CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Thursday.

The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.

Soon after, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which is based in Pakistan and backed by the Pakistani administration, claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was carried out by its suicide bomber.


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