To honour the victims of recent deadly attacks in Kabul, Khost and heart Provinces, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered Saturday as a national day of mourning.
Numbers of civilians were killed in the attacks. On May 31st 150 people were killed and more than 400 people were injured in a suicide attack in Kabul, which was later followed by another attack on June 3rd where three consecutive explosions took place killing over 20. Special prayer sessions and a ceremony of recitation of Holy Quran were organised in the Presidential Palace mosque along with prayers across the country. National Flag will be flown at Half-mast at home and Afghan diplomatic missions abroad.
The Taliban insurgency has been on the rampage since the beginning of 2015, as the afghan forces assumed full responsibility for Afghanistan’s security from the US and NATO troops. The terror attacks are fully contradictory to all human values and Islamic teachings. The attacks that are being frequently being taking place an irresponsible, irrational, amoral and insane support extended to the terrorist groups. The irrational religious propaganda is just t king away the lives of innocent people. The violence and brutality that is taking place is nothing but just the symbol of their entrance towards their downfall.
The states which are aiding the terrorist groups should realize that their aid at a certain point would bounce back towards them in the form of attacks. Sympathy and condemnation are not sufficient to stop the non-state actors’ violence against the stable regimes. Any aid, direct or indirect, to the terrorist propaganda disguised under religious sectarianism must be stopped with immediate effect, or else, the sponsored states must pay the price for their anti-human, anti-religious and anti-peace pursuits.
The Taliban, refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging an insurgency, within that country. From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban held power in Afghanistan and enforced a strict interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law, of which the international community and leading Muslims have been highly critical. The Taliban emerged in 1994 as one of the prominent factions in the Afghan Civil War, The Taliban have been condemned internationally for the harsh enforcement of their interpretation of Islamic Sharia law, which has resulted in the brutal treatment of many Afghans, especially women. During their rule from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban and their allies committed massacres against Afghan civilians, denied UN food supplies to 160,000 starving civilians and conducted a policy of scorched earth, burning vast areas of fertile land and destroying tens of thousands of homes.
The group is designated as a terrorist organization by the governments of Canada, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates. The United Kingdom, the United States, France and the People’s Republic of China have not designated the Taliban as a terrorist group.