Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Pakistan has strongly rejected the knee jerk allegations by some Afghan circles pointing finger at Pakistan for the terrorist attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

“There is need for credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses,” Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a tweet.

At least 30 people were killed when gunmen in army uniform stormed Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday.

Pakistan condemned the attack and expressed grief over the loss of precious lives.

A statement on the website of Foreign Ministry said: “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.”

Separately, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal 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. There is need for a credible investigation into the attack, including on reported security lapses”.