India on Sunday strongly condemned the fear assaults in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and within the nation’s Baghlan province throughout the ongoing voter registration course of that claimed at the very least 48 lives.
“India strongly condemns the cowardly and barbaric terrorist assault in Kabul and Baghlan in the present day (Sunday),” the exterior affairs ministry mentioned in a press release.
“What makes this assault significantly reprehensible is the truth that the terrorists and their backers selected to assault a voters’ registration centre for the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections,” it said.
“The assault has resulted within the dying of Afghans who firmly help and imagine within the democratic course of to empower themselves and make their voice heard.”
Round 10 am, a suicide bomber blew himself up amongst a crowd lining as much as get entry to an election-related registration web site in Kabul on Sunday, killing 31 individuals and injuring 54 others, officers mentioned.
The blast occurred in entrance of a faculty situated in Kabul’s Qala-e-Nazir space. The lifeless included girls and kids whereas a number of wounded remained in essential situation.
Hours later, insurgents positioned an IED near a voter registration centre in Pul-e-Khumri metropolis in Baghlan province, killing six of a household, Afghan media reported.
“This isn’t solely an assault on harmless civilians but in addition an assault on the democratic rights of the Afghan individuals,” the Ministry assertion mentioned.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the members of the family of the victims, and we want fast and full restoration to the injured.
“India stands prepared to increase all potential help, together with for therapy of these injured.”