‘Jalalabad bombing an attempt to derail peace talks’
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Haji Din Mohammad, member of a team tasked by President Ashraf Ghani to probe the dastardly suicide bombing in Jalalabad, said that involvement of foreign hands in the blast could not be ruled out.
Mohammad said militants had distanced themselves to be behind the carnage, which clearly indicated the involvement of other elements.
At least 35 people were killed and over a hundred wounded in the bloody suicide bombing on Saturday that drew strong condemnation by national and international leaders.
Soon after the blasts, the president formed a team to thoroughly investigate the bombing and unearth facts.
The head of the committee and its other members on their arrival met bereaved families and offered condolences over the demise of their near and dear ones.
Hazrat Umar Zakhilwal, head of the investigative commission and President’s advisor on Economic Affairs, said recent reports suggested that the newly emerged Islamic State (IS) took credit for the attack.
He said IS was the project of Israel which was being implemented its nefarious agenda in Syria and Iraq.
Haji Qadir said the purpose of his visit was to share their grief with the bereaved families. He said on the behalf of lower house members, he condemned the suicide bombing in strongest words.
He termed such incidents as part of the international game and said that it was high time to show unity against the nefarious designs of the enemy of Afghanistan.
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