President Ashraf Ghani condemns Pulwama attack, offers condolences

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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government has fired its election commission, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The move by Ghani’s administration comes more than three months after chaotic parliamentary elections -- the results of which have still not been announced -- and ahead of July’s controversial presidential vote. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

KABUL— Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel.

The attack carried out by vehicle laden with explosives materials which hit a bus carrying Indian troops to Srinagar. Jaish-e-Mohammad which operates in Pakistan has claimed the responsibility for the attack. President Ashraf Ghani said that he strongly condemns the terrorist attack

“The government of Afghanistan expresses its sympathy and deep condolences to the Indian government and people, and the families of the soldiers who fell victim to the incident,” he stated. “Terrorism is a cancer in the region, and it requires collective efforts to root it out.”

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and ex-minister of interior Amrullah Saleh have also condemned the Kashmir attack. “We stand in solidarity with India and condemn the cowardly attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir,” Abdullah stated. “Terrorists and their sponsors appropriating religious names to commit heinous crimes are but a disgrace to religion and humanity.

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