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300 take part in Faryab marathon race

300 take part in Faryab marathon race

Apr 07, 2015 - 15:44

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A marathon race for peace held in northern Faryab in which hundreds of youth took part conveying a message to insurgents to shun violence and stop attacking sportsinfo-icon events, government installations and Afghans.

The marathon was held in Maimana City, the provincial capital, which was participated by 300 youth from schools and universities.

Director Educationinfo-icon Department Ahmadullah Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News the competition was aimed at encouraging people to join sports for their well-being and peace.

Ahmad Feroz who stood first in the race urged youth to avoid drugs. “I want the youth to exercise at least half hour a day. Avoid fighting and blood shedding. We are tired. Do not bomb our sportinfo-icon grounds anymore,” he urged insurgents.

Abdul Wahab Majidi, Olympic Committee director, also pleaded rebels to join peace process and avoid killing innocent people.

Two years ago during a Buzkashiinfo-icon competition in Sherin Tagab district two persons were killed and 13 more wounded. An explosion also rocked a cricket ground in Ghazni district killing six children and injuring ten others.

The worst attack so far came last year when a volleyball ground was bombed in Yahya Khail district of Paktika province killing 60 people and wounding 80 others.



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