UAE strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kabul - GulfToday

UAE strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kabul

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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.

KabulBlastSite750Damaged cars are seen at the site following a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. Reuters

"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.

 

 

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