President condemns Paris killings
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday condemned in strongest terms the attack on a French satirical weekly – Charlie Hebdo-- which left 12 persons dead and 20 others wounded.
In a statement from the Presidential Palace, Ghani said there was no justification of such a brutal act against civilians.
He called terrorism a major threat to the region and international community and insisted on enhanced cooperation to defeat the menace.
The president condoled with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, families of the victims and the people of France, on those died in the incident, the statement added.
Charlie Hebdo has been repeatedly threatened for its controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and other sketches. The caricatures had angered many Muslims across the globe.
Vigils were held through the night in Paris and cities worldwide in tribute to the dead. Many demonstrators held up placards reading "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) in solidarity with the victims.
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