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President condemns Peshawar terror attack

President condemns Peshawar terror attack

Feb 14, 2015 - 14:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a mosqueinfo-icon in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in Pakistaninfo-icon.

At least 21 people were killed and 50 others injured during a gun and bomb attack at an Imambargah in Peshawar's Hayatabad area when suicide attackers and gunmen--- dressed in police uniforms--- attacked worshippers offering Friday prayers.

“The killing of innocent people, including womeninfo-icon and children, is an un-Islamic and inhuman act which is never justifiable,” a statement from the Presidential Palace quoted Ghani as saying.

The president stressed the need for serious action against the scourge of terrorism that was a common threat for the region, worldinfo-icon and Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistan in particular. He offered condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of this incident.

A splinter group of Tehreek-i-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack through an email statement late on Friday, saying it was revenge for a militant known as Doctor Usman--- who was hanged in December.


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