A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement in Berlin on 19 April following the bombing in Kabul which, according to media reports, has claimed at least 28 lives and left hundreds of people injured:
We are deeply outraged at the bombing in Kabul city centre, which has claimed many lives and left hundreds injured. This is an attack on the people of Afghanistan, who are longing to live in peace and security. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to those who have lost loved ones, and we wish all those injured a speedy recovery.
The bloodshed in Afghanistan must cease. To bring that about, we urgently need a political solution. Germany will continue to do all it can to support Afghanistan in that endeavour. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Afghanistan.