Mammoth gathering held in security forces support
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The Awakening Youth Organization (AYO) and Balkh Literary Forum have organized a special but mammoth ceremony in northern Balkh province on Friday in honor of Afghan security forces and Essa Khan who shot dead six attackers during an attack on parliament.
Essa Khan turned out to be a hero soon after he killed six insurgents who attacked the parliament in capital Kabul.
Javed, a member of AYO, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gathering was organized to show solidarity with security forces. “The dedicated and patriotic soldiers are fighting day and night with unknown enemy in an imposed war,” he remarked.
Wahid Gul Zahir, another participant, said such gatherings could bridge gaps between masses and security forces. The security forces needed to be admired and appreciated their sacrifices who fought all the time for the security of the country and nation, he added.
Mairwais, a soldier of Afghan National Army (ANA), said appreciation encouraged soldiers to stand strong against enemy. He said he would fight till his last breath for protection of his motherland.
At the end of the gathering, a number of participants garlanded some ANA soldiers as a token of love and regard.
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