Pakistan has issued its condemnation of the Taliban attack in Afghanistan that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives”, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office wrote on Twitter on Monday.
In his Twitter message, spokesperson for the Foreign Office wrote, “terrorist attack in Wardak that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives”.
Pakistan condemns terrorist attack in #Wardak that has reportedly taken more than 100 lives. We pray for the maghfirah of the deceased. Our hearts go out for the bereaved families. We share their grief. Such reprehensible acts vitiate the environment of ongoing efforts for peace
— Dr Mohammad Faisal (@ForeignOfficePk) January 21, 2019
Foreign office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal also expressed grief and said, “We pray for the maghfirah [forgiveness] of the deceased. Our hearts go out for the bereaved families. We share their grief.”
He further wrote while referring to the peace talks with Pakistani leaders, participation of United States and Afghanistan, “Such reprehensible acts vitiate the environment of ongoing efforts for peace.”
126 people have been killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan
The Taliban’s attack in central Afghanistan on Monday had killed several security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100.
Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training centre of the National Directorate for Security (NDS) in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.
“We have information that 126 people have been killed in the explosion inside the military training centre, eight special commandos are among the dead,” said a senior official in the defence ministry in Kabul, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Local officials also said that scores of troops and NDS personnel were killed in the Taliban attack but there was no official confirmation of the casualty toll, with officials ordered not to talk to media for fear of damaging morale.