Pakistan strongly responds over terrorist attack against former NDS Chief in Kabul

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Pakistan strongly responds over terrorist attack against former NDS Chief in Kabul

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the office of Amrullah Saleh, a vice presidential candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan.

The Foreign Office, in a statement, said Pakistan condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. “Pakistan fully supports the democratic process in Afghanistan. We stand with our Afghan brothers and sisters in their efforts to restore complete peace in the country through an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process,” it added.

At least two people were killed and 25 others wounded earlier today after Saleh’s political office was hit by a large explosion and stormed by unknown attackers.

The Reuters news agency reported Saleh was hit by shrapnel before being safely evacuated from the office. Photographs shared by a government official showed Saleh sitting in a garden with bloodstains on his right arm. He was surrounded by security guards.