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Prez Ghani swears revenge on those shedding blood of Afghan citizens

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 11:42 IST
Kabul, July 24(ANI): In a stern note to militant groups responsible for suicide bombings across the country and Saturday's twin suicide bombings at a protest march in Kabul, that killed 80 people and wounded over 200, President Ashraf Ghani said that he will avenge on those responsible for killing its citizens.

As Afghanistan observes a day of national mourning following the suicide bombing attack at Dehmazang Circle in Kabul city, Ghani yesterday addressed the nation condemning the attack that also claimed the life of at least one journalist.

"I will get revenge on those who shed the blood of our citizens ..Our enemies, by attacking civil liberties, think that they can divide us. But they will fail," Tolo News quoted him as saying

Ghani said that directed a special commission and the attorney general to investigate the incident and find those responsible.

The Ministry of Interior last night confirmed the death toll had risen to 80 and that over 230 people were wounded.

United Nations Assisted Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also spoke out against the attack saying, the act "targeted a peaceful demonstration, causing horrendous levels of civilian harm."

The United States Embassy in Kabul also condemned the attack.

The commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in

Afghanistan joined hands echoing similar sentiments.

While the Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group has no link with the explosions in Kabul city, the Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack later.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon as thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Dehmazang Circle in the capital to protest against government's planned routing of the 500kV power line project. (ANI)