Mehbooba Mufti condemns Kabul car bombing that killed 40, calls for unity to defeat 'nexus' of terror
Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday condemned the car bomb attack in the Afghan capital, saying, 'We all must unite to vanquish this nexus of terror.'
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday condemned the car bomb attack in the Afghan capital, saying, "We all must unite to vanquish this nexus of terror."
At least 40 people were killed and 140 others injured when a Taliban suicide bomber, driving an explosive-laden ambulance, triggered a blast near the old interior ministry building in Kabul.
The offices of the European Union and the High Peace Council are also nearby, along with a number of foreign embassies and the police headquarters.
"I strongly condemn the suicide car bomb attack in the Afghan Capital. We all must unite to vanquish this nexus of terror. My thoughts amd prayers go out to the victims and their families," Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
The attack came on the eve of the official date set for the start of the final withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan
With US troops committed to leaving Afghanistan completely by 11 September, women are closely watching the stalemated peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government over the post-withdrawal future.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack at the school located in the Shiite majority neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi in Afghanistan's capital, although Islamic State has previously claimed attacks in the same area