Pakistan Foreign Office officially responds over rocket attacks in Kabul on Eid Ul Azha

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Pakistan Foreign Office officially responds over rocket attacks in Kabul on Eid Ul Azha

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office strongly condemned the rocket attacks in Afghanistan capital on Tuesday as the Afghanis were celebrating Eid-ul-Azha.

According to Afghan media reports, the heavy fighting broke out between security forces and militants in Kabul. The assault, which took place near the presidential palace as President Ashraf Ghani was making a speech, days after offering the Taliban a conditional three-month ceasefire.

Foreign Office spokesperson condemned the attack and urged all parties to respond to Afghan government’s offer for a ceasefire.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also issued a strong condemnation of the attack. In a statement, he said the cowardly strikes carried out on the occasion of a religious festival reflected the defeatist mindset [of the terrorists].