Kabul Blast 'Senseless Violence', Cannot Be Justified: President Pranab Mukherjee

In a message to Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Mukherjee said India strongly condemned the "cowardly act" and stood "in solidarity" with the Afghan people.

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Kabul Blast 'Senseless Violence', Cannot Be Justified: President Pranab Mukherjee

"We pray for peace in Afghanistan and the progress of its people," President Mukherjee said.(File)


New Delhi:  President Pranab Mukherjee today described as "senseless violence" a terror attack in Kabul that left 80 people dead.

In a message to Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Mukherjee said India strongly condemned the "cowardly act" and stood "in solidarity" with the Afghan people.

"This is yet another instance of senseless violence that cannot be justified under any circumstances," he said.

President Mukherjee extended to Ghani the "heartfelt condolences" of the government and people of India and wishes for a "full and speedy recovery" of those injured in the attack.

"We pray for peace in Afghanistan and the progress of its people," he said.

A truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic area today, killing 80 people and wounding hundreds.

 

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