VP Danesh blames Taliban for education center blast

KABUL (Khaama Press): Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, blaming Taliban for the recent bombing, said Sunday attack on Kawsar education center is a “clear example of crime against humanity”.

“The barbaric attack on Kawsar Danesh educational centre in western part of Kabul is a clear example of crime against humanity and is against all international norms,” he said in a tweet.

“We request from international partners of Afghanistan, especially the #USA and the #UnitedNations to reconsider about #Taliban group; and according to pledges made by this group, to prevent this savagery and merciless killing of innocent Afghans.

Earlier, the terrorist group faced backlash for denying responsibility over Saturday bombing, with the ARG saying “Taliban still continue to escalate violence and protract their illegitimate war”.

Hours after the blast rocked west Kabul Saturday evening, the Afghan Presidential Palace in Press Release said, “Afghanistan vehemently condemns the brutal and terrorist attacks in various parts of the country that claimed scores of innocent lives and injured many others including children and women today.”

“This evening’s terrorist attack that targeted a training center in district 13 of Kabul, a roadside bomb in Rawza area of Ghazni province that took 9 innocent lives, attack on Kamal Khan hydropower dam as well as recent terrorist attacks in Helmand, Ghor and Nimruz provinces have caused casualties and damages to the public facilities,” the Palace elaborated.

While the Afghan government released at least 6,100 Taliban prisoners to mark a peace deal with the group, compromising its security and defense bodies, critique suggests war has rather escalated in recent months.

“Consultative Peace Jirga decided and approved the release of 6,100 Taliban prisoners, and in spite of the frequent calls by the Afghan government and people and the international community on the Taliban to end the war and bloodshed and agree to a ceasefire; the Taliban still continue to escalate violence and protract their illegitimate war,” the Palace criticized.

The explosion near Kowsar education center in Pul-e-Khoshk area of Dasht-e-Barchi in West Kabul Saturday evening, killing at least 24 and wounded further 46 people. Taliban denied involvement in the attack, while Daesh claimed responsibility.

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