“Horrific and appalling”: Georgia reacts to Kabul blast

31 May 2017 - 17:31

  • An Afghan man reacts at the site of a deadly blast in Kabul. Photo from www.thesun.co.uk
Agenda.ge, 31 May 2017 - 17:31, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian leaders say they are saddened by a deadly blast in the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital of Kabul and condemn terrorism.

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili took to Twitter to say the attack was "horrific and appalling”.

"My sincere condolences to the families [and] friends of the victims and the people of Afghanistan”, he tweeted.

President Giorgi Margvelashvili issued a statement, denouncing the terror attack.

"I offer my condolences to the families of the killed ones and stand by the people and the government of Afghanistan”, he said.

A powerful car bomb hit the diplomatic quarter of Kabul and killed at least 80 people and injured 350 this morning.

Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry said it is believed to be one of the worst terror incidents to ever hit the Afghan capital.

No group has yet claimed responsibility, but the Taliban has denied involvement.