Japan joins condemnation of attack on tourists in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Japanese embassy in Kabul has “strongly condemned” the attack on tourists that resulted in the deaths of Afghan and foreign nationals in the central province of Bamiyan.

In a statement on X, the embassy called for an immediate end to the violence. “We express our sincere condolences to the injured and the families of the victims. The violence must stop immediately,” the statement read.

The attack on foreign tourists and Afghan civilians on Friday has elicited widespread reactions globally and among Afghan politicians. Former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, also condemned the attack, calling it “deadly.”

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated that it is shocked and appalled by the incident.