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MPs slam mosque bombing, want perpetrators punished

MPs slam mosque bombing, want perpetrators punished

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Jun 03, 2020 - 15:57

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Coming hard on security organs, a number of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members on Wednesday strongly denounced a suicide blast that killed the Wazir Akbar Khan mosqueinfo-icon Imaminfo-icon Ayaz Niazi.

On Tuesday evening, a heavy explosion shook the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque next to the Green Zone during evening prayers. Two people, including Imam AyazNiazai, were killed and three others wounded.

Abdul Zahir Tamim, a lower house member from western Ghorinfo-icon, condemned the blast as a huge crime against humanity. “The blast takes place in a highly secure area, it shows security forces are in deep sleep.”

Ustad Hanif, who represents Herat province in the parliament, said: “The security of ulemainfo-icon, professors and holy places should be maintained.” He called the killing of Dr. Niazai an irreparable loss and stressed the need to identify the perpetrators and punish them.

Sayed Azim Kabrzani, another member of Wolesi Jirga, denounced the barbaric attack and urged the government name the area after Niazai.

Other members of the house also slammed the blast and held similar views. Speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani also denounced the killing of Niazai and called it a huge crime from the enemies of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

President Ashraf Ghani today ordered a thoroughgoing probe into a bomb blast in a mosque in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood of Kabul.

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