Afghanistan Bombing: India Issues Statement on 'Heinous' Kabul Blast, Asks For 'Perpetrators to be Brought to Justice Expeditiously'
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, August 18: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) reacted on the news of suicide bombing at an Afghanistan wedding that killed over 60 people and injured close to 200 on Saturday evening. In its statement, India called for the "perpetrators of this heinous terror attack and those who provide shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously." Afghanistan: Suicide Bomb Blast In Kabul, Scores Dead.

India condemned the "horrific" bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul and issued a strong statement that advocated swift action against those behind the attack.

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said perpetrators of the heinous terror attack as well as those providing shelter to terrorists must be brought to justice "expeditiously".

"India strongly condemns the horrific bombing in Kabul yesterday at a wedding hall in which innocent civilians lost their lives," the MEA statement said. "We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly attack and wish early recovery to the injured," it added.

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An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a packed wedding hall in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, leaving 63 people dead and 182 injured, according to officials there as per the latest data available.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted on the blasts. Read his response in the tweet below.

"For those who are wounded, I pray for your speedy recovery. I have ordered the relevant authorities to urgently assist in managing the wounded. In response to this targeted attack I have called an extraordinary security meeting to review and prevent such security lapses," said the President in a series of tweet.

The Presdent also mentioned the Taliban in his tweet and said, "Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame, for they provide platform for terrorists. Today is the day of mourning, hence #StateBuilder have cancelled today's gathering at the Loya Jirga tent."