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Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Report:

President Ashraf Ghani paid a visit at top of a high-ranking state delegation to Nangarhar province this morning to condole with the families of victims of terrorist attack that took place at a Mosque in Jawdari area of Haska Mina district.

The president while offering condolence to the bereaved families and Shinwar elders expressed deep sadness over the attack and said, “It is not only your grief and pain, but is our shared pain and agony.”

President Ghani vowed to grant a residential plot to the bereaved families and send their relatives to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj and Umrah, as an effort to relieve their profound pain.

Having denounced the terrorist attack in Haska Mina that caused scores of fatalities and injuries, the president called it a crime against humanity, Islamic principles and Afghan values.

He highlighted the it is not only this village going through agony, terming the incident a disaster at national and international level.

“Our brave Defense and Security forces will retaliate the attack in order to revenge the perpetrators of this crime and will stamp down Daesh and other terrorist groups,” added the President.

The president praised the Shinwar tribe for its full cooperation with ANDSF in repressing and defeating Daesh, and stressed that all blocks of the districts will be cleared from the menace of Daesh residuals.

President Ghani said construction of mosques in six blocks of Shinwar district will be given priority in the plan devised to construct mosques in every district of Afghanistan. Heinstructed the relevant officials to address various needs of the blocks in terms of lack of school building, potable water, healthcare services and other challenges as soon as possible.

Haji Sattar Khan spoke on behalf of the victims’ families and thanked the president for his condolence. He assured the president that they will stand shoulder to shoulder with our Defense and Security forces against the enemies/Khwarijs to clear the areas of their menace and protect the people from their devilish and terrorist activities.

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