Press Release on terror attack targeting funeral ceremony in Nangarhar

Arg, Kabul: Since enemies of the Afghan people have lost their courage to engage in a direct confrontation with our invincible national defense and security forces, they have resorted to targeting our innocent civilians. These enemies attacked a funeral ceremony today in Jalalabad as a result of which a number of our compatriots were martyred and injured.  

President Ghani condemned the terror attack in the strongest possible terms and said, “An attack on the sacred locations and religious ceremonies simply reveals that enemies of the Afghan people pay no respect to the holy religion of Islam, mosques and religious ceremonies of the Muslims.”

Terrorists have simply exhibited their hostile behavior and hatred towards all ethnicities, religions and development of Afghanistan by carrying out such horrific and cowardly attacks on public facilities and our innocent civilians. Now is the time that all people should stand as a united force with our valiant national defense and security forces to root up terrorism and annihilate terrorists.

The President offers his deep sympathies and condolences to the victims of the recent terror attacks, wishing quick recovery to the wounded and praying of a high rank in paradise to the martyred.