By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The deadly truck bomb attack that targeted a guest house in Logar province on Friday evening was widely condemned as a crime against humanity and a terrorist attack against the people of Afghanistan.
The Presidential Palace said the “terrorist attack” targeted “innocent people” including students who were seeking to attend university entrance exams in the province. Calling it a crime against humanity, the Afghan government blamed the Taliban for the bombing. The group has not commented on the attack so far.
Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation also condemned the blast and called it “a cowardly terrorist attack against Afghan civilians.” Former president Hamid Karzai in a statement condemned the attack as cowardly and an act by Afghanistan’s enemies.
He asked parties to the conflict to expedite their efforts for peace. The French embassy in Kabul in a statement said they condemn in the strongest terms those who deliberately targeted civilians in yesterday’s Logar car bomb attack. “Such senseless terrorist violence must come to an end, the people of Afghanistan deserve peace,” the embassy said.
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, “We condemn the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attack and hope that they will be held accountable before justice.”
The latest figures by members of the Logar provincial council show that 26 people were killed and over 100 more were wounded in the blast that has damaged many houses in the area, including a public hospital.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs has confirmed that 21 people were killed and over 90 more were wounded in the explosion.