The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mohammad Haneef Atmar following the terrorist attack in Kabul that claimed at least 24 lives and wounded several.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“The Maldives condemns in strongest terms, the terrorist attack at the Kawsar-e Danish education centre in Kabul that claimed at least 24 lives and wounded several. The targeting of innocent children and youth, at a safe space of learning for young people, is unacceptable.

I convey my deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and profound sympathies to all those wounded in the dreadful attack. 

The Maldives denounces violent extremism and terrorism is all its forms and manifestations. The Government and the people of Maldives stand in solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan in this hour of tragedy.”

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