Zakhilwal slams Pak officials for irresponsible remarks regarding Quetta attack

quetta-attack-zakhilwal-slams-pak-officialsThe Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakilwal has slammed the Pakistani officials for the irresponsible remarks following a deadly attack on a police academy in Quetta city.

Zakhilwal has said the Pakistani authorities should not offer irresponsible remarks regarding the recent Quetta incidetn as he strongly condemned the attack.

“The Afghan people who witness similar terrorist attacks on our people and soil on daily basis can fully identify with the horror of such crimes against innocent people carried out by terrorist networks such as the AlQaida affiliated Lashkar e Jhangvi that claimed responsibility for last night’s senseless massacre,” Zakhilwal said.

According to the local media reports, the Pakistani Prime Nawaz Sharif was informed that the assailants had come from Afghanistan and were in contact with their handlers in the neighbouring country.

The reports further added that the prime minister said the issue would be taken up with Afghanistan.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack on a police academy in Quetta city left at least 61 dead.

The group released a statement following the attack and released the photographs of the three assailants who carried out the attack late on Monday.

The Arabic statement was released by Amaq news agency which normally covers the stories of the terrorist group in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other parts of the world where they operate.

The Pakistani officials earlier said the attack was likely carried out by Al-Alimi faction of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi militant group which is affiliated with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. -KP

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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