Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly react over the terrorist attack on Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi strongly react over the terrorist attack on Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday condemned the Kabul attack on Afghanistan leader Abdullah Abdullah, saying that those who wanted to sabotage peace were responsible for the attack.
"Those who want to use Afghanistan for their objectives don't want to see peace in the country," he said. Qureshi said that the attack will test everyone's patience but that peace was the only solution to the conflict.
Referring to the Kabul attack as condemnable and disappointing, the foreign minister said that Afghanis have been living in difficult conditions over the past 19 years.
The foreign minister pledged Pakistan’s support in whatever assistance it can provide.
Twenty-seven people were reportedly killed and 29 were wounded when a political rally led by Afghanistan leader Abdullah Abdullah was attacked by gunmen.
The Taliban immediately denied responsibility for the assault, which occurred at the commemoration ceremony for Abdul Ali Mazari — a politician from the Hazara ethnic group.
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said gunfire had erupted from a construction site near the ceremony in the city’s west.