Eleven jihadists will be executed in revenge for Kabul lorry bomb

Posted June 02, 2017

Between December and March, Germany sent back a total of 92 Afghan nationals on several charter flights to Kabul, accompanied by over 300 police, according to government figures provided to parliament.

Afghans mourned the loss of family members, friends and colleagues on Thursday, a day after a massive truck bomb exploded in the capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 450 in one of the worst extremist attacks since the drawdown of foreign forces from the country in 2014.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the Kabul attack. Afghans learned to play cricket in refugee camps in Pakistan after they were forced to leave their homes in the wake of the Soviet invasion in 1979.

"The plan for today's [Wednesday's] attack was drawn up by the Haqqani network with direct coordination and cooperation from Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)", the National Directorate of Security said in a statement.

Pakistan and Afghanistan have previously blamed each other for not doing enough against terrorists on their side of border.

The city's acting mayor says the massive truck bombing in Kabul caused property damage as far as 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the blast site. "It is also deeply regrettable that the ACB delegation in Pakistan was at pains to insist that politics should not impinge on cricket but has now turned around and is playing politics by laying the blame for its troubles and inadequacies on Pakistan", the PCB release said.

The attack was one of the deadliest in the 16-year conflictHEDAYATULLAH AMID  EPA
The attack was one of the deadliest in the 16-year conflictHEDAYATULLAH AMID EPA

"The accusatory approach is unhelpful towards efforts to peace", Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Nafees Zakaria said during the weekly media briefing on Thursday.

The Pakistani Foreign Office strongly rejected as baseless the Afghan allegations that Pakistan is behind the recent terrorist attack in Kabul.

He said Pakistan itself has suffered immensely from terrorism and it has given unparalleled sacrifices in the war on terrorism. Germany has granted asylum to nearly 60 percent of Afghan applications, a rate that is significantly higher than in other European Union countries. "I think no other country gets affected like Pakistan when anything happens in Afghanistan".

"Sarash Haqqani, the head of that network, is the deputy of the Taliban movement".

"However, also we've seen a pattern that when there are high civilian casualties, particularly if they're unintended and something's gone wrong, the Taliban routinely put out a denial, even if the attack has all the hallmarks of their work".

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