Pakistan condemns rocket attacks on Afghan capital



ISLAMABAD, Aug. 21 (TNS): Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the rocket strikes on Kabul, as heavy fighting broke out between security forces and militants in the Afghan capital.

The assault, which took place near the presidential palace and a mosque, came as President Ashraf Ghani was making a speech marking the first day of the Eid-ul-Azha holiday, days after offering the Taliban a conditional three-month ceasefire.

The Pakistan Foreign Office condemned the attack and urged all parties to respond to Afghan government’s offer for a ceasefire.

“Pakistan condemns rocket attacks on Kabul close to the presidential palace during Eid prayers and urges all parties to respond to the Afghan Government’s ceasefire offer,” Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted.