Islamabad, Aug 21: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday condemned the rocket attack in Kabul during a speech by Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani to mark Eid-ul-Zuha. Also Read - India's NSA Ajit Doval Walks Out of SCO Meet as Pakistan Presents 'Fictitious Map' Showing Jammu and Kashmir as Its Own
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Reports also suggested that at least three gunmen fired rockets on the Presidential Palace when Ghani was offering prayers there. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks. Also Read - Outrage in Pakistan After Robbers Gang-Rape Woman in Front of Her 3 Children in Punjab Province
“Targeting innocent civilians on religious festivals shows the defeated mindset. We stand with Afghan people and the government to defeat this coward mentality,” Khan said in a statement.
The Pakistan Foreign Ministry also condemned the rocket attacks.
Rockets were fired two days after Ghani proposed a three-month conditional ceasefire with Taliban insurgents. However, it remains in limbo pending a response from the militant group.