Mazar-e-Sharif attack: Modi appreciates bravery of Afghan security forces

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ashraf Ghani

New Delhi, Jan 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated the exemplary bravery and courage of the Afghan National Security Forces in thwarting terrorist attack in Mazar-e-Sharif.

During a telephone conversation, Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani briefed Prime Minister Modi about the terrorist attack in Mazar-e-Sharif.

President Ghani strongly condemned cross-border terrorist attack in Pathankot, and extended condolences at loss of lives in the attack, and expressed support at the loss of lives and property in the earthquake in India.

Thanking President Ghani for his message of support, Prime Minister Modi said India would always stand with the people of Afghanistan.

Last night, explosions and gunfire rang out as militants attempted to storm the Indian diplomatic mission in Mazar-i-Sharif city.

Unknown number of militants attacked from a building close to the consulate which quickly prompted Afghan forces to cordon off the area.

The attack came close on the heels of the terrorists attack at the Pathankot air base, where Indian security forces were still trying to eliminate terrorists, who killed at least seven military personnel and wounded 20 others.

(With Agency Inputs)

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