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Atmar shocked at tribal elder Hayatullah’s killing

Atmar shocked at tribal elder Hayatullah’s killing

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Jul 31, 2018 - 17:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar has expressed shock over the killing of prominent elder and Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon candidate Hayatullah Khan and ordered security forces to avenge his death.

Haji Hayatullah Khan was among four people killed in a car suicide bomb attack on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway on Monday when his vehicle came under attack in Kabul camp area.

A statement from his office received said Atmar strongly condemned Khan’s death and shared the grief of his family and friends.

Hayat was a patriot who led an uprising group against militants, the statement said. The enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon were killing such prominent elders to mute their voices, it added.

Atmar said: “People are supportive of national security and defence forces that defend their motherland.” He promised the security forces would avenge Hayatullah’s killing.

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