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Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah's Twitter account hacked

Updated: Jul 31, 2016 10:08 IST      
Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah's Twitter account hacked

Kabul, July 31 (ANI): Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah's Twitter account has been hacked by unknown hackers, said his office.

Javid Faisal, a spokesman for CEO Abdullah in a tweet confirmed the matter, reports the Khaama Press.

"CE Dr. Abdullah's Twitter Account "@afgexecutive" has been hacked by unknown hackers. Our press and IT teams are trying to restore it," said Faisal.

The tweet on Abdullah Abdullah's account read, "I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery."

It also uses the hashtags #enlightenment #enlightenmentmovement.

The Twitter campaign with the hashtags were reportedly launched by the participants of the demonstration which was targeted last Saturday that left at least 80 people dead and over 200 others wounded.

The Enlightenment Movement comprising of the civil society activists on July 23 organised the massive demonstration which was the second largest rally in Kabul city within the past two months.

The people were protesting against the change of the route of a massive power project from its original path of central provinces to Salang.

The attack took place shortly after the rally participants had gathered in Deh Mazang area of the city.

Though the loyalists of ISIS claimed responsibility behind the incident but, a commission has been formed by the Afghan government to investigate the blast.

The protesters have, however, called for an independent and international probe. (ANI)

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