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Attack on religious scholars won’t go unanswered: Ghani

Attack on religious scholars won’t go unanswered: Ghani

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Nov 22, 2018 - 10:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has termed the suicide attack on Miladun Nabi gathering an act against national value, saying the incident would not be left without a response.

President Ghani made the remarks on Wednesday evening after he visited the wounded of recent suicide attack took place in Uranos Hotel, in Kabul Emergency Hospital, a statement from Presidential Palace said.

"Ghani prayed to Allah for the early recovery of injured and said such a ruthless and barbaric attack had never been carried out in the history of Afghanistaninfo-icon to target the religious scholars, holy Quraninfo-icon and Miladun Nabi," the source said.

The enemies of Afghanistan have violated all moral and religious boundaries by targeting political and traditional structure and national identity, Ghani was quoted as saying, vowing that the incident will not remain unanswered.

The president explained the groups who had carried out explosions and suicide attacks for the first time in Afghanistan were responsible for Tuesday’s attack.

Ghani added the Talibaninfo-icon could not escapte from responsibilities by only condemning of the attack, but they should practically work for peace to end the killing Afghans.

Neighboring countries provide sanctuaries, support, training and financial resources for the suicide attackers entering to Afghanistan, he said, urging on international allies to identify the sanctuaries, countries and governments supporting the terror groups.

The president asked doctors of Emergency Hospital to cure the injured as better as possible.

The death toll from Tuesday's bombing at Uranos Hotel has risen to 55  while another 94 were injured. The suicide bombing happened when a Miladun Nabi gathering was underway on Tuesday evening.

There has been so far no claim of responsibility for the bombing.

Sa/mds

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