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Afghan leaders condemn Paris attacks

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AT-KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, Ex-President Hamid Karzai and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah has strongly condemned the last night coordinated terror attacks in Paris, the capital of France.

A statement issued here by the Presidential Palace said that President Ghani denounced the last night attack in Paris city, which resulted at killing of 150 people and wounded around 200 others.

Ghani said that terrorists are carrying out terror attacks and killing innocent people worldwide. He said that brutal killing of people in Paris shows that terrorists don’t know boundary and they are enemy of the entire humanity.

In a letter sent on Friday, the Afghan president expressed condolence to his French counterpart. The letter says that people of Afghanistan have suffered from terrorism more than any other nation and therefore, can feel pain of the people of France. The letter said that the people of Afghanistan stand with their French brother and sisters at this difficult time.

President Ghani termed terrorism a common threat for all countries of the world and once again emphasized on joint fight against terrorist organizations.

Ex-President Karzai also expressed his deep grief over loss of lives in the tragic incident. A press statement issued by his office strongly condemned the terrorist attacks and termed them as crime against humanity. Hamid Karzai extended his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for quick recovery of the wounded.

In another statement issued here, the CEO denounced and condemned the terrorist attacks and termed the attacks as a serious crime against humanity.

“These terrorist attacks against humanity indicate that the terrorists do not know any boundary, religion and nation. They always try to cause tragedy, fear and horror among the nations.  Terrorist are posing challenges to all of us and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan emphasizes on collected efforts to lead us to global fight for eradication and prevention of the terrorist threats which are scourge of the 21st century,” the statement said.

The CEO’s Office said that Afghans have been a victim of terrorism for years and express their deepest sympathy and solidarity to the government and people of France.

“I pray for patience of the civilized nation of France, especially the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks,” Abdullah said.