By Aamir Latif
KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) – Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an educational institution in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, which killed 19 people.
"The government and people of Pakistan extend their profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pray for early recovery of the injured," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"We stand in complete solidarity with our Afghan brethren in the fight against the scourge of terrorism," the statement added.
On Friday morning, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Kaaj educational institution in the Dasht e Barchi neighborhood, killing at least 19 people and injuring 28 more. Officials stated that they were taking their exams.
Last week, a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the capital as worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers, killing at least seven people and injuring 41 others, including children.
Earlier this month, two Russian embassy employees were killed in a suicide attack outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul.
On Sept. 2 in western Herat city, Mulawai Mujeebur Rehman Ansari, a well-known pro-Taliban Islamic preacher, was among 18 people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers. The attack was claimed by the terrorist group Daesh/ISIS.
In recent months, the terrorist organization has intensified its activity in many parts of the country, posing a threat to the Taliban's security, which regained power in August of last year.