Oman condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Oman Friday 13/January/2023 10:47 AM
By: Times News Service
Oman condemns terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman has denounced and expressed its condemnation of the bombing that occurred near Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry in Kabul.

"The Ministry of Foreign expressed its condemnation of the bombing that occurred near the Afghan Ministry of Foreign in the capital Kabul, and affirmed the Sultanate of Oman's firm position, rejecting any action that targets safe civilians and destabilised security and stability, " the Ministry said in a statement.

"It expressed condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Afghanistan, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, " the statement added.

An explosion near the Foreign Ministry in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul on Wednesday killed at least five people and wounded more than 40 others.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul city police, confirmed the death toll and condemned what he called a " cowardly act " targeting Afghan civilians.

An Italian - based charitable hospital, Emergency, in Kabul is treating many of the wounded.

 "We have received more than 40 patients in the hospital. It is difficult to draw up a final number. We are continuing to respond," said Stefano Sozza, the country director of the charity.

"This is the first mass casualty in 2023, but certainly one of those with the most patients since the beginning of 2022. So much so that we have also set up beds in the kitchens and canteen," Sozza added.

The attack took place about 16:00 local time (11:30 GMT) when the bomber tried, but failed to enter the ministry building itself, the Taliban said.