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Karzai, Wesa denounce killing of labourers

Karzai, Wesa denounce killing of labourers

May 24, 2011 - 16:31

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai condemned on Tuesday as un-Islamic the killing of road workers in a bomb blast in Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

A dozen of labourers were killed and 28 others wounded at 9am when a vehicle of the Nisan Construction Company struck a roadside bomb in the Sperwan area.

In a statement from the Presidential Palace, Karzai strongly condemned the incident, saying: "The enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon targetted civilians, which is an un-Islamic and unforgivable act."

The perpetrators are the enemies of Islam, a religion of peace and stability, according to the president.

Meanwhile, Kandahar Governor Toryalai Wesa also denounced the incident and offered his condolences to families and friends of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.


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