India has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Sayed al-Shuhada Girls School in Kabul on Saturday, which killed more than 50 girl students during the month of Ramadan. External Affairs Ministry said in a release that India's thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the young girls who lost their lives in this attack.
It said, targeting young girl students, makes this an attack on the future of Afghanistan. The perpetrators clearly seek to destroy the painstaking and hard-won achievements that the Afghans have put in place over the last two decades.
New Delhi said this incident demonstrates, once again, the urgent need for dismantling terrorist sanctuaries and the immediate need for a comprehensive nationwide ceasefire to make the peace process meaningful and sustainable. It said, India has always supported the education of Afghan youth and remains committed to the progress and development of Afghanistan.