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PublishDate: Sunday, May 9, 2021 14:48

Pakistan condemns ‘horrific’ Kabul school bombing

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Sunday Pakistan “strongly condemns the horrific attack at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing innocent children.”

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Responding to the deadly bombing on Saturday evening that killed at least 58 people, including students, #Qureshi said: “We stand by the people and government of Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism and will continue to support Afghanistan on its path to peace, progress and prosperity.”

This comes after the incident sparked a outcry around the world with many countries labeling the incident as “barbarous” and “heinous”.

Reports early Sunday indicated the death toll had risen to 58 overnight with as many as 150 people wounded.

No one immediately took responsibility for the deadly attack but a spokesman for the Taliban denied involvement.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio #Guterres condemned what he called the #horrific_attack according to his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. He said, “Those responsible for this heinous crime must be held accountable.”

The United Nations office in Kabul condemned the attack as an “#atrocity” and expressed its “deep revulsion at it.”

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