MoD said 3 Army Sergeants, 3 servicemembers, 1 civilian worker, 1 civil engineer, serving with the Ministry of Defense were martyred along with 4 civilians in today’s attack.
A statement by MoD said at least 31 people, including 9 army officers, including a woman, 3 army sergeants, 3 soldiers, and 11 civilian workers were injured in the attack.
The NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission condemned the attack, saying “Resolute Support strongly condemns the brutal insurgent attacks in Kabul and Kunar today that killed or wounded several dozen Afghan civilians and killed three members of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces.”
“This attack showed the callous disregard the terrorists have for the lives and safety of innocent people in the area, including women and children,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner, Resolute Support spokesman. “They repeatedly target the Afghan people in an effort to undermine hopes for a peaceful future. They have no interest in Afghanistan’s development and continue to cause unneeded pain and suffering for innocent civilians”
A statement by RS said “Attacks against civilians are a common tactic used by terrorists. This willful disregard for human life is the leading cause of civilian casualties in Afghanistan. The U.N. attributed the vast majority of all civilian casualties in 2015 directly to what they refer to as “anti- government elements.”
On behalf of Gen. John F. Campbell, Resolute Support offers its condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in today’s attacks. Resolute Support continues its commitment to train, advise and assist Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in their mission to end the violence aimed at the people of Afghanistan, the statement added.