Kabul blast sparks widespread reactions

KABUL (TOLOnews): The blast near the Foreign Ministry in Malik Asghar Roundabout in downtown Kabul on Monday has sparked reactions from Afghan politicians and Kabul-based diplomatic missions.
At least six people were killed and several more, including three Islamic Emirate forces, were wounded in a suicide attack near a checkpoint on the Foreign Ministry’s road.
The Interior Ministry’s spokesman Abdul Nafay Takor said the attacker was gunned down reaching his target but explosives attached to his body were detonated.
Former President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack and called it against human and Islamic values.
Former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, also condemned the attack and called it an attack organized by the “enemies of the Afghan people”.
He said the attack contradicts all human and Islamic values.
The UN mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, in a statement condemned the attack and said “it is unacceptable that ordinary Afghans continue to be targeted as they go about their daily lives.”
The third deputy prime minister, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, also condemned the attack.
He said that such attacks reveal the real faces of the enemies of Islam and Afghans.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.