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Ghani wants probe into Paghman carnage finished soon

Ghani wants probe into Paghman carnage finished soon

Jul 03, 2016 - 20:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday assessed an ongoing investigation into a twin suicide attack that killed and wounded a of number police cadets in the Paghman district of central Kabul province.

The police cadets were heading to Kabul from their training centre in central Maidan Wardak province on buses when two suicide attackers hit two of the five buses, killing 33 cadets and injuring 79 others.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president presided over a meeting of security officials to assess progress made in the investigation into the tragedy.

The meeting also discussed the overall security situation of the country, with the president listening to reports from defence and security officials.

The president directed the officials concerned to carefully and timely complete the investigation into the attack on the buses carrying police trainees in order necessary measures could be taken in light of the investigation.

Meanwhile, President Ghani attended a fateha session for the fallen cadets held at the Eid Gah mosqueinfo-icon in Kabul.

The president extended his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed Allah the almighty to grant patience and fortitude to the families and rest the departed souls in the Heaven.

Cabinet ministers, lawmakers, religious scholars, high ranking government officials, military generals and others attended the memorial service.

Family members of the slain cadets and hundreds of Kabul residents also attended the event.



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