Afghan Terror Bombing Kills 62, Claimed by ISIS
Aug. 19, 2019 (EIRNS)—Terrorists attacked a wedding in Kabul, killing 62 people on Aug. 18. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack. He also said, “The Taliban cannot absolve themselves of the blame for they provide platform for terrorists. Today is the day of mourning.” The bombing occurs in the midst of ongoing talks between the U.S. and the Taliban.
Meanwhile Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan has made a statement that the ongoing tensions in Kashmir could potentially affect the peace process in Afghanistan.
In response Afghanistan condemned Khan’s statement as “reckless, unwarranted, and irresponsible.” Afghan envoy to the United States Roya Rahmani slammed Khan, stating “Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. We believe Pakistan’s motive and insistence to purposely tie Afghanistan to the Kashmir issue is a deliberate attempt to prolong the violence happening on Afghan soil.” He further said, “Afghanistan’s stability is frequently threatened by Pakistan-based, sanctioned and supported militant and terrorist groups.” He also charged that the terror groups in Afghanistan are supported by Pakistan.