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Wolesi Jirga to probe deadly Kabul suicide attack

Wolesi Jirga to probe deadly Kabul suicide attack

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Apr 23, 2016 - 19:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon or lower house of parliament on Saturday assigned a delegation with investigating Tuesday’s deadly suicide attack in Kabul that killed and wounded hundreds of people.

The car bombing targeted the VIP protection unit in the 16th police district of Kabul city, killing 64 people and wounding 347 others. Most of the victims were civilians.  

Haji Hazrat Ali, a lawmaker from eastern Nangarhar province, said: “this isn’t an attack happening for the first time, the officials concerned should be asked to specify who the enemy is.” 

He said the situation should be assessed and the people informed about the purpose of such attacks and who were behind them.  Several other MPs also condemned the devastating attack and called investigation.

Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said: “The Tuesday’s attack wasn’t a minor one but it a huge and deadly attack which should be taken seriously.”  

He said the country’s situation had lately worsened and it was responsibility of the National Security Council to handle it.

Ibrahimi asked the house commissions on defence and internal security to investigate the attack on the elite force agency and share its findings with the house.

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