27 dead in Kabul attack on ceremony attended by Afghan presidential candidate
KABUL: A rocket was fired after gun attack on a ceremony in the capital city of Afghanistan on Friday leaving 27 dead and dozens other wounded. Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was also present at the event, who escaped unhurt, CNN and other international media reported.
The event was held to mark death anniversary of Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Kabul.
Pakistan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farouqi said Pakistan had consistently supported a negotiated political solution of the Afghan conflict.
She said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered in this tragedy.”
The spokesperson said Pakistan urged all the parties to work together in a constructive spirit for establishing durable peace and stability in Afghanistan.