Pakistani foreign minister spokesman Mohammad Faisal on Sunday tweeted: “We reject the knee-jerk allegations by some Afghan circles to point the finger at Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.”
He added that “there is a need for a credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses.”
“We express deep grief and sorrow at the loss of precious human lives and the injuring of many others in this terrorist act,” it stated. “The government and the people of Pakistan convey solidarity and support with the government and people of Afghanistan at this dastardly terrorist attack. We convey our deepest sympathies for those who have lost their loved ones and our sincere prayers and wishes are for early recovery of those who have sustained injuries in this heinous terror attack.”
Four gunmen equipped with heavy and light arms stormed into a luxury hotel in Capital Kabul late Saturday, killing at least 18 people, fourteen of whom were foreign citizens, Afghan officials said.
Officials furthered that the attack was plotted in Pakistan by Haqqani terror network.
On the other hand, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a tweet claimed responsibility for the attack.