Khost observes 3-day mourning after carnage
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Three-day mourning has been announced in southeastern Khost province on Sunday to mourn the devastating suicide attack.
The shops and business centres remained close to observe the mourning period and remember those killed and wounded in the widely condemned attack.
A mammoth congregation would be held in the central Khost mosque to offer prayers for the departed souls and swift recovered of the wounded.
Zarif Zarif, deputy head of Khost traders union, told Pajhwok Afghan News black flags would be hoisted on shops and main markets market for three days to express solidarity with the bereaved families.
“A bank account has been opened to support the families of the martyred and injured persons where people can donate from within Afghanistan and abroad”, he informed.
Inam Rahmani, a businessman in Khost City, the provincial capital, said they would collect donation from people in districts which would be distributed among bereaved families.
Adam Khan, a local resident who lost his brother in the attack said: “We demand serious actions against the perpetrators to ensure that such dastardly acts should not happen in future.”
A delegation from the central government has reached Khost to probe the incident after consultations with officials, tribal elders and eyewitnesses.
Twenty persons were killed and another 64 wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the centre of a protest camp outside the governor’s office.
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