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Bamyan PC offices closed to protest Kabul rally attack

Bamyan PC offices closed to protest Kabul rally attack

Jul 24, 2016 - 16:57

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): The provincial council (PC) members on Sunday locked their office doors in central Bamyan province in protest against yesterday’s deadly attack on the Hazara minority in central capital Kabulinfo-icon.

The twin suicide blasts ripped through crowds of people who had gathered in Kabul to protest against a change in a multimillion dollar power line from Turkmenistan.

The Saturday’s rally demanded the government pass the 500kv line through Bamyan rather than Salang passinfo-icon.

At least 80 people were killed and 231 others wounded in the twin explosions in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said.

Abdul Danishyar, a civil societyinfo-icon activist in Bamyan, told Pajhwok Afghan News they closed the gate of the Bamyan airport soon after the explosions took place in the rally.

He, however, said the airport gate was reopened in order flights could not be interrupted and also residents mostly avoided journey by roads due to insecurity.

Danishyar said civil society activists and the PC members on Sunday agreed to close the PC office indefinitely to register their protest against yesterday’s attack.

Mohammad Hassan Asadi, a member of the PC, said the council office was closed to show solidarity and express sympathy with the families of those who lost their lives in the devastating bombings.

“In close coordination with civil society, we want justice and our local representatives and activists stand with the victims.”

Recitation of the holy Quraninfo-icon was underway on Sunday in many mosques of the country to pray for the departed souls of the slain individuals.


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