Press Release over terrorist attack on first vice-president’s convoy

Presidential Palace, Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani unequivocally condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the convoy of the First Vice President Amruallh Saleh, which caused casualties and incurred damages to the homes and businesses in the vicinity.

President Ghani said he inquired after his first-vice president right after knowing about the tragic incident to make sure he is healthy and unharmed. 

“Thanks God, Vice-President Saleh is unharmed, but I was deeply saddened over the loss of lives and property caused by this act of terror,” added the president while offering his deepest sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones in the attack.

President Ghani said such heinous acts of terror and criminality by the terrorists and their foreign sponsors cannot erode our people’s belief to the Republic and their determination to own a peaceful and bright future. 

He stressed that the gallant Afghan defense and security forces remain determined to stand against the enemies and defend their homeland and compatriots. 

President Ghani instructed the relevant authorities to comprehensively probe the incident and mobilize all resources available to reach out to the families affected by the incident.