The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said “President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was deeply saddened by the terrorist attack at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey that killed and injured a number of innocent people last night.”
“Condemning the terrorist attack, the President said that the people of Afghanistan feel the pain and suffering of the people of Turkey more than others as we have been the victim of terrorism for years,” a statement by ARG said.
The statement further added that the President considers terrorism a great threat for the security of the region and the world, and reiterates joint action by all countries against this heinous phenomenon.
“President Ghani offers his deep condolences and sympathies to the people and government of the Republic of Turkey, families of all the victims, and wishes speedy recovery for those injured,” the statement added.
The Turkish officials had earlier said at least 37 people were killed and over 140 others were wounded after a group of suicide bombers attacked the airport last night.
No group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack but the Turkish officials are saying that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group could possibly behind the attack. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES