India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing that killed over 60 people at a wedding; Islamic State takes responsibility for blast
India on Sunday strongly condemned the 'horrific' bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.
New Delhi: India on Sunday strongly condemned the "horrific" bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.
In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said perpetrators of the heinous terror attack, as well as those providing shelter to terrorists, must be brought to justice "expeditiously".
An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a packed wedding hall in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, leaving 63 people dead and 182 injured, according to officials there.
"India strongly condemns the horrific bombing in Kabul yesterday at a wedding hall in which innocent civilians lost their lives," the MEA statement said.
"We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly attack and wish early recovery to the injured," it added.
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MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said both sides should refrain from taking any actions that may lead to an escalation in the situation, and focus on easing tensions in the friction areas
Bilateral economic issues, cooperation in development of the Far East region of Russia, cooperation in nuclear and space sectors were also discussed, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said
Afghanistan became part of the ICC 16 years ago, produced some fine wins in limited-overs cricket, and won two of the four Test matches they have played so far.