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Karzai condemns peace envoy’s assassination

Karzai condemns peace envoy’s assassination

Apr 06, 2012 - 17:30

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned the assassination of his peace envoy in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province.

Province peace council head Maulviinfo-icon Mohammad Hashim Munib, who was on his way home from Friday prayers in the district centre, was killed in bombing.

A doctor at Kunar Civil Hospital, Mohammad Farid, said that one of the two wounded people brought to the hospital had succumbed to his injuries.

Naseer, a resident of the area, said Munib was killed along with one of his sons in the attack.

A statement from his office quoted Karzai as saying: "The enemies of Afghans have killed a messenger of peace." The rebels wanted to weaken the role of tribal elders in stabilizing the country, he added.

"The militants should realise that they cannot achieve their goals with such dastardly acts," added the president, who sympathised with the victim’s family.

On September 20, High Peace Council chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated in a suicide attack on his residence in Kabul.



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