Pakistan “strongly” condemned the heinous terrorist attack in Pul-e-Alam, capital city of Logar province, Afghanistan in which scores of innocent lives were lost and many others were injured.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said that “the people and the government of Pakistan offer heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the quick recovery of the injured.
“Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations. At this moment of grief, Pakistan stands by Afghan brethren in their struggle against the scourge of terrorism. Pakistan will continue to support Afghanistan on its path to peace, progress and prosperity,” the statement concluded.
Meanwhile, the death toll from Friday’s suicide attack in Pul-e-Alam City has risen to 26 as rescue workers worked throughout the night to recover those trapped under the rubble.
According to Afghan media 110 people sustained injuries in the attack. A 40-day-old toddler was also among those wounded in the blast.
Most of those killed and wounded in the blast were students and civilians.