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Wolesi Jirga investigating Monday attack

Wolesi Jirga investigating Monday attack

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Jun 24, 2015 - 17:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon on Wednesday assigned its commissions to investigate Monday’s group suicide attack on the parliament, in which two civilians were killed and 28 others wounded.

Eight insurgents launched the coordinated attack on the Wolesi Jirga building in Kabul. One of them blew up his explosive-laden car in front of the parliament gate and the remaining tried to storm the building on Monday, but they all were killed.

A lawmaker from northern Balkh province, Maulviinfo-icon Abdul Rahman Rahmani, told the lower house session that if the attack was not investigated, the house would come under such assaults in the future.

He said Pakistaninfo-icon was trying to destroy the Afghanistaninfo-icon legislature in revenge for lawmakers’ opposition to an intelligence agreement between Kabul and Islamabad.

Ali Akbar Qasimi, who represents Ghazni people in the Wolesi Jirga, also accused Pakistan of trying to destroy one of the important pillars of the Afghan government. He also said the incident should be deeply investigated.

His colleague Arif Rahmani said no tight security measures had been when the attack took place. He said the enemies of Afghans had been defeated, but they still dreamed regaining power.

Rahmani said intelligence and detective organs should effectively respond to the attack because they were being blamed for not fulfilling their responsibilities.

A lawmaker from Badakhshan province, Nilofar Ibrahimi, said despite the fact the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) had received prior information about the attack two months ago, but still the agency failed to thwart it.

She asked the house administration board and lawmakers to comprehensively investigate the incident.

Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi directed the commissions of internal security, defence and central investigation to deeply probe the attack and share their findings with the house’s general session.

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