CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Monday condemned Sunday’s suicide bombing in Jalalabad which killed at least 19 people, including members of the Afghan Sikh Community.
Speaking at the Council of Ministers meeting, Abdullah said the attack had been an inhumane act.
He said the perpetrators of the attack “must be identified and arrested.”
On Sunday, at least 19 people, ten of whom were from the Afghan Sikh Community, were killed and around 20 others wounded in a suicide bombing in Jalalabad city.
The group of Sikhs were on their way to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani who was on a tour of the province when the explosion happened.
In a twitter post, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he “strongly condemns the terror attack in Afghanistan yesterday.”
“They are an attack on Afghanistan's multicultural fabric. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that the injured recover soon. India stands ready to assist the Afghanistan government in this sad hour,” he said.
In the meantime, Abdullah said in reaction to the Taliban’s continued attacks and refusal to call a ceasefire that “Taliban continues to carry out their inhumane actions.”
Abdullah also rejected claims that government was considering handing over territory to the Taliban in a quest for peace.
“This would not be acceptable for the people,” he said.
Abdullah also mentioned that the Afghan government will participate at the upcoming Brussels Summit scheduled for 11 and 12 July. He said we “will thank the international community for their continued support and hope that this support continues for many years.”