India tacitly blames Pakistan for attack in Afghanistan

India tacitly blames Pakistan for attack in Afghanistan

India on Saturday said that the latest terror attack at Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan underlined the need to end the export of terror from Pakistan.

"The terrorist attack is a stark reminder of the need to immediately dismantle the safe havens and sanctuaries that support and sustain terrorism in Afghanistan from outside its borders," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement, without directly referring to Pakistan.

Over 50 people were killed after Taliban militants attacked a camp of Afghan Army at Mazar--E-Sharif in Afghanistan.

India condemned in the "strongest terms the deplorable terrorist attack" in Mazar-e-Sharif resulting "in loss of lives, including the brave personnel of the Afghan National Defence Forces".

"The Government and the people of India extend their deepest condolences and stand with the Government and people of Afghanistan at this difficult moment," Gopal Baglay, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Saturday.

New Delhi reaffirmed India's steadfast support to Afghanistan in "fighting all forms of terrorism and bringing perpetrators of terrorist violence to justice, wherever they may be".

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