Bombing near foreign ministry triggers widespread reactions

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The bombing near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul on Wednesday triggered widespread reactions at national and international levels.

Kabul security department said the attack left five people dead and many others wounded. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a website affiliated to the group.

Former president Hamid Karzai in a tweet “strongly” condemned the attack and called it a terrorist act and said it is against human and Islamic values.

Former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, in a tweet condemned the attack called it against all human and Islamic principles.

The UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also condemned the attack.

“Violence is not part of any solution to bring lasting peace to Afghanistan,” UNAMA said. “Our condolences to the families affected.”

UK Chargé d’Affaires Hugo Shorter in a tweet condemned the attack and said “the UK rejects such senseless and indiscriminate acts of violence.”

Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement “strongly condemned” the bombing and expressed the condolences of the State of Qatar “to the families of the victims, the government, and the people of Afghanistan.”

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in a regular daily briefing on Thursday strongly condemned the attack and said they hope that Islamic Emirate can protect citizens from all countries, including Chinese nationals.

Iran’s Embassy in Kabul in a tweet condemned the attack and expressed deep condolences to the families of victims of the blast.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation also in a statement condemned the suicide attack outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The OIC General Secretariat extended its condolences to the families of the victims and wished the wounded a quick recovery.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Islamabad “strongly condemns the brazen terrorist attack that resulted in the loss of precious lives.”—Tolonews