Abdullah asks politicians to wage joint war on enemy
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday asked political leaders to wage a joint campaign against insurgents who carried out a coordinated attack in Kabul to avenge their defeat in the newly-launched spring offensive codenamed “Omari.”
At least 28 people were killed and 327 others, mostly civilians including women and children, were wounded in a car suicide bombing that followed a protracted gunbattle between security forces and an unknown number of Taliban gunmen.
The car bombing targeted the VIP protection unit in Kabul, allowing other fighters to enter and exchange gunfire with security forces at around 9am.
Abdullah, who was talking to media-persons at the site of the explosion, said the Taliban’s offensive had been effectively repulsed by security forces and today’s bombing was carried out in revenge.
He said the government was trying to revive peace talks but the Taliban responded with suicide bombing. He said the security and safety of citizens would never be undermined under the guise of peace talks.
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