Pakistan strongly condemns blasts in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan City

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has strongly condemned blasts in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan City, which resulted in the loss of precious human lives and injuries to several others.

“We convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in these gruesome attacks,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The statement said that Pakistan has noted with concern that as there is progress in the Afghan peace process, the increased terrorist attacks on civilian targets including educational institutions and public spaces are aimed at undermining the peace efforts.

“We, therefore, continue to underline the need to be vigilant about the designs of the spoilers,” it said.

The statement further said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

“We stand in solidarity with Afghan nation in this hour of grief and reiterate our commitment to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan,” the statement added.

Two bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in Bamiyan on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and injuring over 50 further.

The Bamiyan Police Chief Zabardast Safai said that the explosives were hidden at the side of a road in the City.