President mourns media people killed in suicide attack
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday joined a prayers offering ceremony for the victims of Wednesday’s suicide attack on a minibus carrying Tolo News channel’s staff members in Kabul.
Senior government officials attended the service for the departed souls of seven TOLO TV staff members killed in the attack that left another 25 media personnel injured in the heart of Kabul. President Ghani told the gathering that the perpetrators of the attack on the media van were neither Muslims nor Afghans.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president attended the fateha at the Eid Gah mosque. The president extended his deep condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the departed souls to rest in peace.
He once again condemned the attack and said the perpetrators had no place in Afghanistan because they were neither Muslims nor Afghans. “They don’t believe in God.” The president said the people of Afghanistan disapproved such barbaric attacks.
The president also visited the hospital where the injured Tolo TV staff members are being treated and inquired after their health condition. Ghani prayed for early recovery of the injured and directed the hospital authorities to use all available facilities in ensuring their better treatment.
Former president Hamid Karzai also attended the fateha ceremony and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in the Heaven and grant patience and fortitude to the bereaved families, a statement from the ex-president’s office said.
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