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Govt orders probe into Kandahar, Helmand incidents

Govt orders probe into Kandahar, Helmand incidents

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Mar 24, 2019 - 15:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) has ordered investigation into recent explosions in southern Helmand and the assassination of a former parliamentarian in Kandahar provinces.

A statement from the NSC received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib has condemned the incidents.

The statement quoted Mohbi as saying that militants once again proved they had no respect for any Islamic and Afghan values by attacking a farmers’ ceremony in Helmand and killing an MP in Kandahar province.

He said the slain former lawmaker from Uruzgan province, Obaidullah Barakzai, always reflected the voices of people and peace in the country.

“Terror and violence are unacceptable and Afghan security and defense forces would strongly keep fighting terrorists”, he said.

Mohib ordered local security organs to investigate the attacks in Helmand and Kandahar and take the perpetrators to justice.

The assassination of Barakzai was widely condemned by government leaders and other officials. Common Afghans also showed their deep concern and reaction over the incident.

Former president Hamid Karzai in his message expressed sorrow over the MP’s assassination and called it a great loss for the Afghan people.

He said Obaidullah Barakzai was a fighter for his country and a patriot and consistently worked for peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

A number of ministers, presidential candidates, governors and politicians as well as the Afghan public on social media also showed their anger over the incident.

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