President Karzai condemns terrorist attack on Indian consulate in Herat

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KABUL: Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a telephone contact with Indian new elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi seriously condemned terrorist attack on Indian consulate in Herat and called it as attack on Afghanistan, India and the two countries’ common interests.
In the telephone conversation, President Karzai briefed the Indian new elected Prime Minister related to on time repulsing of the terrorist attack by Afghan security forces, assuring the Indian people that their country’s nationals were safe and no civilians sustained injuries in the incident.
President Hamid Karzai said that Indian diplomatic missions had come under such terrorist attacks in the past too, but the attacks would further strengthen the two countries’ will and commitment towards consolidation and extension of relations particularly in counter terrorism as common enemy. President Karzai assured the Indian new elected Prime Minister that overall investigation on the incident had already been started. Praising President Hamid Karzai for the telephone contact and his assurance of safety of the Indian nationals to Afghanistan and quick reaction of Afghan security forces in repulsing of the terrorist attack, the Indian new elected Prime Minister stressed that the Indian friendship, commitment and cooperation would continue as before for stability and reconstruction of Afghanistan. According to another report, Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a separate telephone contact with Indian Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh briefed him related to terrorist attack on Indian consulate in Herat and called it as attack on the two countries’ common interests.
In the telephone conversation, President Hamid Karzai while condemning the terrorist attack stressed that Afghanistan government would spare no efforts in maintaining security and safety of the Indian nationals to Afghanistan. The Kabul Times

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