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Senators ask govt to nab Jamal’s assassins

Senators ask govt to nab Jamal’s assassins

Oct 20, 2013 - 18:41

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Some Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon or upper house of the parliament members on Sunday called for the assassination of Logar governor to be investigated and his assassins apprehended.

The senators also asked the masses to strongly condemn the alleged use of a copy of the Quraninfo-icon in carrying out the blast that killed Arsala Jamal on the first day of Eidul Adha (Tuesday) at the main mosqueinfo-icon in Pul-i-Alam, the provincial capital of Logar.

Logar security officials said the bomb had been planted in a microphone, but the spy service later said it was hidden in a copy of the holy book.

Jamal was laid to rest in Kabul two days after his assassination. His funeral was attended by high ranking government officials, colleagues and relatives.

Maulviinfo-icon Mohiuddin Munsif, who represents central Kapisa province in the upper house, told today’s session assassination attacks on elders and high officials had once again gained momentum across the country.

The lawmaker came hard on security organs for failing to protect trial elders and senior government officials.

He alleged some criminal gangs had also been active murdering religious and tribal elders in the name of Talibaninfo-icon.

His colleague from southeastern Khost province, Arifullah Pashtuninfo-icon, said Logar security officials had been slow in providing security for the governor.

“A handful of people were present at the mosque when the blast took place. It was a pre-planned attack and the mosque had not been checked properly,” he claimed.

Pashtun asked the house to summon the security officials concerned to brief lawmakers on the tragic incident.

MP Hafiz Abdul Qayyum from eastern Nuristan said the government should properly investigate Jamal’s assassination and arrest those involved.



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