Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday condemned in its strongest term a terrorist attack in France that claimed more than 80 lives Thursday night local time, said Arg, the country’s Presidential Palace.
“Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Nice, France that killed and wounded many innocent people,” the Arg said in a statement.
The latest media reports put the death toll as high as 84 from the attack in which a truck rammed into a crowd marking the French national day in Nice.
Several people also remained in critical condition after the deadly incident.
In the statement, President Ghani, besides expressing sympathy with the government and people of France, described terrorism as common threat to the region and the world at large and called for joint fight against the menace.