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Haska Mina incident be probed, victims aided: MPs

Haska Mina incident be probed, victims aided: MPs

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Oct 19, 2019 - 19:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon on Saturday held an emergency meeting and asked the government to investigate Friday’s bomb attack on a mosqueinfo-icon in Nangarhar province.

The lower house of Parliament also asked the government to financially assist relatives of the victims.

At least 62 people were killed and another 30 wounded when a massive explosion happened inside a mosque in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the deadly attack while the Talibaninfo-icon, the UN, NATOinfo-icon, the US Embassy in Kabul have strongly condemned the attack.

Amir Khan Yar, first deputy speaker of the Wolesi Jirga who chaired today’s session, said today’s sitting would discuses how the Nangarhar incident took place.

Saima Khogyani, a lawmaker from Nangarhar, expressed her deep concern and strongly condemned the incident and called for serious investigation into the incident.

She termed the attack against humanity and said: “Anyone who organized this attack was the enemy of Islam and wanted to prevent people from going to mosques.”

Sayed Ahmad Selab, another lawmaker from southern Kandahar province, termed the attack anti-Islamic and said: “The explosion was aimed at earning a bad name to Islam so people stop going to mosques.”

A number of other lawmakers held similar views and urged security forces to provide them details in this regard as soon as possible.

Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani also strongly condemned the incident and said a delegation would be dispatched to investigate it.

About financial support with relatives of the victims, he said they would later make a decision as some lawmakers wanted to offer one day salary and others wanted to give a 20 percent of their monthly salary to the victims.

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