No Malaysian affected by Kabul suicide car bombing


KUALA LUMPUR: The foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that no Malaysian was affected in a suicide car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afganistan, this morning, which left many people dead and injured.

In a statement today, it said the authorities would monitor the situation via the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi, India.

“Malaysia strongly condemns the heinous attack and is deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence and hopes the perpetrators will be expeditiously brought to justice.

“Malaysia also extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and to the bereaved families,” it said in the statement.

At least, 80 people were killed and 350 others wounded in Wednesday morning’s suicide car bomb explosion in a diplomatic district in the Afghan capital of Kabul, China’s Xinhua news agency reported the Afghan public health ministry as saying.

The attack was the second massive bombing in Kabul this month.

On May 3, eight civilians were killed and 27 people, including three US soldiers, injured in a suicide bombing.