Pakistan condemns Kabul bomb attack on Indian embassy

      The Pakistan Government on Thursday condemned the car bomb attack outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul, saying elements in Afghanistan were intent on sabotaging the peace efforts initiated by allied forces. Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit told media persons here that some elements in Afghanistan were trying to damage relations between New Delhi and Islamabad. Commenting on today's bombing, Basit said the incident would not affect cooperation between India, Pakistan and Afghanistan in their fight against terrorism.] The bombing outside the India Embassy claimed the lives of 17 people and injured over 80, including three ITBP personnel who were guarding the embassy. Basit claimed that Pakistan opposed terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and added that terrorism, wherever it occurs, cannot be condoned or justified under any circumstances. He maintained that Pakistan is determined to fight terrorism and added that it's actions and sacrifices speak for themselves. In July 2008, over 41 people, including an Indian diplomat and a Brigadier were killed in a car bomb blast near the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Then Indian Government had then accused the Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of having role in the attack.

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