Afghan women react while looking for their relatives at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. Reuters
The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Shash Darak district in the Afghan capital, Kabul and resulted in several deaths and injuries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement that the attack, the second to take place this week for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility, represents an unacceptable escalation of violence and a heinous terrorist act against civilians and their families.
The ministry renewed the UAE's firm position against terrorism that must be rejected and combatted by all civilised nations.
The ministry expressed the UAE’s condolences to the families of the victims while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.
The United Arab Emirates had last month strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, said in a statement that it condemned in the "strongest terms" the terrorist attack which took place and that the UAE reaffirms its support to the Afghan government as it confronts the menace of terrorism.
"This cowardly attack claimed by Daesh on a civilian gathering is a solemn reminder of the complex challenges faced by the Afghan government as it works to enter a new phase of stability and security," the ministry continued.
It added, "Confronting the scourge of terrorism is a shared responsibility among states in pursuit of a more peaceful future, and the UAE stands resolutely with its Afghan partners in this regard."
This unacceptable loss of life underlines the importance of multilateral efforts to promote a comprehensive peace agreement that will degrade the ability of transnational terror groups to operate in Afghanistan, the UAE foreign ministry noted.
The UAE extended its sincere condolences to the families of victims and wishes a prompt recovery to those injured in the attack, it concluded.
Green Village is separate from the nearby Green Zone, a walled-off and heavily fortified part of Kabul that is home to several embassies including the US and British facilities.
It was a heartless and condemnable act of terrorism in Kabul in which several people died and many were injured (“Bomb targets Kabul University, several die,” July 20, Gulf Today). There should be an end to war and terrorism in Afghanistan. For many decades the innocent Afghan people are being victimised
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The rush-hour explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air above the Puli Mahmood Khan neighbourhood of the Afghan capital and shook buildings up to two kilometres (1.2 miles) away, with the media reporter saying he could hear gunshots after the blast.
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