No peace talks with those killing civilians: Govt
KABUL (Pajhwok): The unity government leaders, condemning a deadly suicide attack in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday said the government would not talk peace with those killing civilians.
At least 11 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded in the suicide attack at the residence of a public representative in Jalalabad city.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said President Ghani had strongly condemned the attack.
It quoted Ghani as saying that terrorists had lost the ability to fight face to face with Afghan forces and thus attacking public areas and killing civilians.
Ghani said his government would not negotiate peace with militants killing civilians, stressing the Afghan forces would use all their resources to eliminate them.
The president ordered the officials concerned to extend all possible assistance to those wounded in the attack.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah said also condemned the attack. Abdullah shared his condolences with the provincial council member, Obaidullah Shinwari, and the families of all other victims.
The CEO said terrorists could never represent a tribe, religion or a language, but they were trying to damage religious values.
National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar also denounced the attack on civilians and said the enemies could not prevent public representatives from serving the masses with such cowardly attacks.
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