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Senators condemn HIA-claimed suicide blast

Senators condemn HIA-claimed suicide blast

May 19, 2013 - 20:10

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon or upper house of parliament on Sunday condemned Thursday’s suicide attack in Kabul and asked the government to take elaborate security measures to prevent such attacks in future.

The car suicide blast ripped through a convoy of foreign troops in Shah Shaeed locality in the 8th police district of Kabul, killing six foreign soldiers and injuring 42 others, including nine civilians.

The Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon led by Gulbadin Hikmatyar has asserted responsibility for the suicide attack that also injured three children.

While condemning the attack, a public representative from central Bamyan province, Hidayatullah Rihayee, said the attack was unforgivable.

"The Afghans have no complaint against the Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon because they are the enemies, but our complaint is against the HIA that why did they carry out it," he said, asking the government to stop peace negotiations with the insurgent group.

The assault showed the weakness of Afghan forces who could not prevent it, another senator from Zabul, Mohammad Daud Ihsas, said.

Senate Chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar also condemned the bombing, saying people should differentiate between the violent and non-violent factions of the Hezb-i-Islami.

Legislator from southeastern Paktia province, Abdul Hanan Haquqyoon, accused President Karzai of stationing "foreign spies" at the Presidential Palace. But he did not explain.

However, Muslimyar strongly rejected his remarks, saying:" We have no evidence to say that the president is keeping agents of other countries. We should not make such claims if we don not have a proof.”



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