Kabul terror attack demonstrates urgent need to dismantle terror sanctuaries: India | India News
NEW DELHI: India strongly condemned terror on Sunday attack in a girls’ school in the west Acceptance It left more than 50 dead and said the incident demonstrated the immediate need for a comprehensive ceasefire to make the Afghan peace process meaningful.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that attacking young female students makes it an attack on the future of Afghanistan and that also highlighted the urgent need to dismantle terrorist sanctuaries.
The number of wounded in Saturday’s attack has risen to more than 100, according to Afghan authorities.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on Sayed al-Shuhada girls’ school in Kabul yesterday, which killed more than 50 innocent students during the holy month of Ramazan,” the MEA said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the young women who lost their lives in this barbaric attack,” he said.
The MEA said the perpetrators of the attack wanted to destroy the Afghans’ hard-won achievements.
“Targeting young female students turns this into an attack on the future of Afghanistan. The perpetrators clearly seek to destroy the conscientious and hard-earned achievements that Afghans have made over the past two decades,” he said.
“This incident demonstrates, once again, the urgent need to dismantle terrorist sanctuaries and the immediate need for a comprehensive ceasefire at the national level for the peace process to be meaningful and sustainable,” added the MEA.
He said that India has always supported the education of Afghan youth and remains committed to the progress and development of Afghanistan.
The attack took place at a time when the United States began to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.