India condemns bomb attacks near Kabul airport

Today's attacks reinforce the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism and all those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists, the Ministry of External Affairs said

August 27, 2021 12:28 am | Updated 12:28 am IST - New Delhi

Medical and hospital staff bring an injured man on a stretcher for treatment after after two powerful explosions outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021.

Medical and hospital staff bring an injured man on a stretcher for treatment after after two powerful explosions outside the airport in Kabul on August 26, 2021.

India on Thursday strongly condemned the deadly bomb explosions near the Kabul airport and said the attacks reinforced the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism.

The Associated Press, quoting Russian officials, reported that at least 13 people were killed and 13 wounded in the twin suicide bombings.

"Today's attacks reinforce the need for the world to stand unitedly against terrorism and all those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

It also extended condolences to families of the victims of the attacks.

"India strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Kabul today. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of this terrorist attack," the MEA said in a statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the injured," it said.

The explosions took place amid a scramble by various countries to evacuate their citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul before the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops.

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