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Foreign spy networks fuelling war, say civil society activists

Foreign spy networks fuelling war, say civil society activists

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Nov 24, 2015 - 14:25

SHARAN (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon activists in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday claimed the ongoing conflict had been impose on Afghanistaninfo-icon by foreign spy networks.

The civil society activists expressed the views on the first anniversary of the suicide bombing at a playground in Yahyakhel district, where 75 people, including children, were killed during a volleyball match.

Yaqub Khan Manzoor, a civil society activist, told the gathering the decades-old war in Afghanistan continued to benefit only foreign intelligence agencies.

He said the current conflict in the country was being waged in the name of Islam, but mostly civilians -- including womeninfo-icon and children -- were had been its victims.

Niamatullah Baburi, deputy head of the provincial council, stressed the need for solid unity among the Afghans to steer their homeland out of the present crisis.

Deputy Governor Attaullah Fazli said the security forces were making strenuous efforts to stabilise the country. He urged citizens to back their security personnel.

Yahyakhel resident Gul Khan said: “We stand firmly behind our security forces and stand ready to offer whatever they need.” He urged the authorities to pay special head to the district’s development.

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