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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 05:33

Ghani declares national day of mourning following deadly Kabul attack

AVA- The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani has declared Wednesday the national day of mourning following the deadly attack in Kabul this evening that left a number of people dead, including religious scholars.
The statement further added that the national flag will be flown at half-mast across the country and in all diplomatic missions abroad on Wednesday.
President Ghani issued a statement earlier calling the attack on ceremony ‘marking the birth of Propher Mohammad P.B.U.H’ against all Islamic values and a clear enmity with Prophet Mohammad’s path.
Calling the attack a move against the Islamic values and humanity, President Ghani said Prophet Mohammad had always invited for brotherhood and prevention of bloodshed but the savage terrorists once again acted against the instructions of Prophet Mohammad with this evening’s attack and shed the blood of innocent people.
The Ministry of Public Health officials are saying that the attack in Oranus Hotel has left at least 50 dead while 72 others have sustained injuries.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

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