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Beijing’s Anti-US Remark Backfires as Spokeswoman Blames US for Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

A recent bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed 85 people and injured 147. It is suspected that the Taliban was behind the attack. However, instead of condemning the terrorists, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs blamed the United States, claiming that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is causing successive violent attacks in Afghanistan. On the afternoon of May 8, a bomb exploded near a girls’ school in Dasht-e-Barchi, a major Shiite community in Kabul, and two more bombs exploded when students rushed out in panic. It was the worst among the recent string of deadly bombings in Kabul in months, targeting schoolgirls between 11 and 15 years old. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the Taliban terrorist group condemned the school bombings on Twitter, accusing ISIS terrorists of being behind it. According to the Wall Street Journal, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, however, blamed the Taliban, …

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