Taliban misinterpret our goodwill as weakness: Abdullah

KABUL (Khaama Press): The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah reacted to Taliban attack on aid international aid group’s office in Kabul, saying ‘Taliban misuse our goodwill as weakness.’

“The ‘Taliban’ embody crime, which is not amenable to peaceful conflict resolution initiatives. They misinterpret our goodwill as weakness and misuse peace negotiations to seek legitimacy for heinous crimes of the sort they committed yesterday in #Kabul,” Abdullah said in a Twitter post.

The attack on Counterpart International was launched at around 11:40 am on Wednesday in the 10th police district of the city when a group of militants armed with suicide bombing vests and weapons detonated a car packed with explosives near the office of Counterpart International.

The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the casualties toll from yesterday’s attack in Kabul city has climbed to 29 dead or wounded.

Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said Thursday that 9 people including a special forces soldier, 4 public protection forces personnel, 1 security guard of Counterpart International and 3 civilians lost their lives in the attack.

Rahimi further added that 20 civilians have also sustained injuries.

The Taliban militants group claimed responsibility for the attack.