US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass has issued a statement condemning the attack on Takhar election rally. He has also called on the Taliban group to agree with the statement and condemn the attack.
I strongly condemn outrageous bombing of #Takhar #election rally. Taliban said they would not target civilians. #Afghanistan elections & campaigns are inherently civilian. If Taliban is serious about pursuing peace, it will condemn today’s attack and punish those responsible.
— Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary (@USAmbKabul) October 13, 2018
According to Bass, the elections processions are absolutely civilian and he pointed out that the Taliban themselves said in a statement few days ago that they will not target civil population since they want peace.