ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has strongly condemned the mindless attack at Kabul University, resulting in the loss of so many precious lives and injuries to many more, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
Earlier in the morning, gunmen stormed the Campus of Kabul University in Afghanistan’s Capital, and killed at least 19 people including students and injured 22.
“This act of terrorism is particularly despicable as it targeted an institution of learning,” said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.
The statement said that we extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded.
“Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Afghan people in this hour of grief and sorrow,” it said.
The statement further said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and will continue to support a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
The attack took place when the University was hosting a literary event the “Afghanistan and Iran book exhibition”.
In the exhibition, the Iranian Ambassador to Afghanistan as well as high-ranking Afghan government officials and ministers were expected to participate.