IS terrorist attack martyrs 41 in Kabul

Staff Report
Friday - December 29, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Islamic state (IS), terrorist group, carried out a bloody attack, on Thursday, as a suicide bomber detonated his vest, well inside a Shia run Tabayan cultural center, moments later three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off, in Kabul martyring at least 41 innocents and critically injured over 81 others, many had gathered to exchange views on Soviet – Afghanistan war anniversary.

However, IS amaq news agency, in a statement, reported at least 220 casualties (martyrdoms) in the suicide bombing followed by three explosive device detonations at the Shia Tabayan cultural center in the Afghan capital.

Foreign office (FO), in a statement, mentioned, “Pakistan strongly condemns the dastardly terrorist attacks in Kabul, on Thursday, morning, in which many precious human lives were lost, while a number of innocent people were injured.”

FO statement said, “We express our heartfelt condolences with the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones in these brutal terrorist attacks and pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded.”

“We express our abiding solidarity with the Government and the brotherly people of Afghanistan” adding “Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in its all forms and manifestations and firm resolve to eradicate this menace” FO statement concluded.

Meanwhile, Turkish FO, in a statement, mentioned, “We learned with deep sorrow that a terrorist attack perpetrated, on Thursday, at a cultural center in Kabul, killed and wounded many Afghan brothers and sisters.”

“We condemn this heinous terrorist attack and wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly government and people of Afghanistan,” Turkish statement concluded.