President pledges foolproof security for education institutions
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has pledged to investigate attack on American University in capital Kabul and assure the education institution of complete security, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.
Earlier, thirteen people have been killed and 39 others wounded after militants laced with bombs and guns stormed the Afghan American University in the Dar-ul-Aman locality, causing panic on the campus.
Most of the dead and injured people in the attack were students and no militants group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to presidential statement family members of the dead and injured individuals met the president before noon on the occasion of Eid at Presidential Palace.
Bari Salam, a civil society activist spoke on the behalf of victims’ family members and praised president Ghani for his special attention to the family members of victims, university and investigation of the attack after the tragic incident.
Salam termed the attack a war crime and demanded investigation into the attack and severe punishment for internal and external elements involved in the attack.
He asked the government to improve the security of education institutes in the country and did not allow the Afghan American University to fall weak or be closed.
The president said that security agencies and Kabul Garrison were investigating the attack and assured the groups involved in the attack would be black listed and UN help in this regard would be sought.
The president said all resources available with the government would place to improve the security of educational institution in the country.
Ghani lauded the country’s security forces and said attack on the university was controlled promptly and chance for loss of more human lives was not allowed.
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