Senators condemn Kabul rally attack, urge early probe result
KABUL (Pajhwok): The upper house of parliament or Meshrano Jirga on Wednesday condemned Saturday’s twin suicide attacks on protestors in Kabul and asked the government-appointed delegation to find out how the incident occurred and report back to the people as soon as possible.
At least 80 people were killed and another 230 wounded when twin suicide explosions ripped through a mammoth rally in Dehmazang square of Kabul city on July 23. The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the carnage.
The Hazara minority tribe staged a second big rally in Kabul to renew their demand for execution of a transnational power line called TUTAP power project through central Bamyan province rather than the Salang Pass.
President Ashraf Ghani through a decree tasked a delegation under the authority of the Attorney General Office with investigating the tragic incident.
Senator Nisar Ahmad Haris told an extraordinary Senate session that explosives used in the twin suicide attacks by the Afghanistan’s enemies were only available with governments. He said the explosives and lethal materials used in the bombs were available with neighboring countries especially Iran and Pakistan.
Haris didn’t go into further details and said: “We want the delegation and especially the Attorney General to fulfill people’s requests and seriously investigate the incident and provide results to the people at the earliest possible.”
Senator Azeem Qoyash also denounced the attack and asked the delegation to identify the perpetrators and government officials who committed negligence in their duty.
Several other lawmakers held similar views and called for thorough investigation into the attack that drew strong condemnation from across the nation and the world.
Farhad Sakhi, first deputy Senate chairman, who presided over today’s session, also condemned the attack on civilians, asking the delegation to immediately investigate the incident and report back to the people as soon as possible.
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