Police and firemen work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan Thursday, June 7, 2018. A suicide bomber targeted a group of Sikhs and Hindus on their way to meet Afghanistan's president in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people including Avtar Singh Khalsa, a longtime leader of the Sikh community who had planned to run in the parliamentary elections set for October

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the terror strike in Afghanistan as an attack on the nation's multicultural fabric.

At least 19 people, including Hindu and Sikhs, were killed in a blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad yesterday.

"We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. They are an attack on Afghanistan's multicultural fabric," he wrote on Twitter.

The prime minister said India stands ready to assist the Afghanistan government "in this sad hour".

"My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that the injured recover soon. India stands ready to assist the Afghanistan government in this sad hour," Modi said.

External Affairs Minster Sushma Swaraj said she would be meeting the relatives of the victims this evening here.

In her tweet, Swaraj said, "My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the terror attack in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan. We are with them in this hour of tragedy."

She said she would be meeting their relatives today at 6 pm in JN Bhavan.