Ghani attends fateha for Jalalabad attack victims
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday attended a memorial service at the Eid Gah mosque in Kabul for the victims of last week’s suicide attack on a gathering of tribal elders in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said President Ghani shared his grief and extended condolences to family members of those killed, tribal elders of the Shinwari tribe and influential figures from Nangarhar. The president prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable losses.
A suicide attacker entered the guesthouse of a provincial council member, Obaidullah Shinwari, and blew himself up in the middle of a gathering there, killing and wounding a large number of people.
Shinwari’s father, Malak Osman, was among those injured in the attack.
A separate statement from the palace said President Ghani visited Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan hospital in Kabul and inquired after the health condition of Malak Osman and others injured in the attack in Jalalabad.
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