Attacks on mosques condemned as war crime
At a meeting attended by 300 people in the Afghanistan Tribal Solidarity Council’s office in Khost province, they stressed an immediate end to attacks on mosques and public places.
Khost Ulema Council head, Shah Mohammad Mohammadi, condemned such attacks as un-Islamic and said mosques were worship place. He called targetting mosques a war crime.
Regarding the assassination of former Logar governor Arsala Jamal, Mohammadi observed Islam does not allow the killing of a Muslim -- that too on Eid day.
He asked all warring parties to respect Islamic teachings and not to harass innocent people by attacking mosques.
A tribal elder from Gurbaz district, Haji Hafizullah Jan, called for the capture of the killers of civilians and punishing them publicly.
Punishing perpetrators of such crimes could prevent attacks on civilians and in mosques, Hafizullah believed, asking the Taliban to quit the insurgency and pursue their goals through political means.
Another tribal elder, Ahmad Gul, warned the assassination of governmental figures would continue until Pashtuns remained divided.
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