Pakistan Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack at a Mosque in Paktia Province

Pakistan Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack at a Mosque in Paktika provi MyCountry
Pakistan Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack at a Mosque in Paktika provi MyCountry

Pakistan Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack at a Mosque in Paktika provi MyCountry

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan strongly condemns the shooting and suicide attack during Friday prayers at a mosque in the city of Gardez, Paktia province today, that has resulted in loss of over 29 precious lives and injuries to many other namazis, stated foreign office.

We express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the recovery of the injured. Pakistan stands together with the government and people of Afghanistan in this hour of grief, added a statement.

It also included that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms and manifestations.

We also reiterate our solidarity with Afghanistan in their fight against the common enemy of terrorism, said the strong statement.

Earlier this week more than 150 IS fighters surrendered in northern Afghanistan in a move that Afghan security forces and the Taliban hailed as the end of the extremist group in the north of the country.

Earlier this week more than 150 IS fighters surrendered in northern Afghanistan in a move that Afghan security forces and the Taliban hailed as the end of the extremist group in the north of the country.

The surrender followed the Afghan army’s decision to take over security in the eastern city of Jalalabad in IS’s main stronghold of Nangarhar province after a spate of attacks, mostly claimed by the group.

Afghan civilians have taken the brunt of the gruesome war that began after the 2001 US-led invasion uprooted the Taliban regime.

Insurgent attacks and suicide bombs were the leading causes of civilian deaths in the first half of 2018, a recent UN report showed.

A total of 1,692 civilians were killed, the highest number for the period since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan began keeping records in 2009. Another 3,430 people were wounded, the report added.

Pakistan Strongly Condemns Suicide Attack at a Mosque in Paktika provi MyCountry