Afghan activists light candles to mourn Paris deaths
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sending a message of strength and solidarity to France, Afghan youth and civil society activists on Sunday lit candles to mourn deadly terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 139 people and wounded hundreds more
“We Afghan youths and civil society members strongly condemn Paris terrorist attacks. We feel your pains,” the activists said in a statement.
They said Afghanistan and Afghans were victims of violent and deadly terrorist attacks since several years and they still lost security forces and civilian to the menace. “No one is harmed by terrorism as much as Afghans,” they said.
A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 139 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Videos of the attacks as they unfolded started to emerge on social media soon after the violence ended.
“Terrorists and terrorism don’t believe in any religion and have no border. Those responsible for Paris attacks should be brought to justice, no matter who they are, what religion they believe in,” the Afghan activists said .
They said the Paris attacks proved the Afghan government’ stance that terrorism was an international crisis and the entire world should put together all efforts to eradicate it and make the world peaceful.
They urged the United Nations and entire world to take proper measures against countries and groups training, supporting and financing and providing safe heavens for terrorists and terrorism.
“Once again we, on behalf of Afghan nation thank France government and French nation for training and supporting Afghan security forces and standing shoulder to shoulder with Afghans at the same tragedies.”
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