4 people died in a clerics targeted attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
June 5, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Afghanistan’s top clerics had a meeting on the 4th of June while targeted by a suicide bomber. At least 7 people died and 20 became wounded. The attack happened shortly after the religious leaders issued an Islamic ruling, declaring that suicide attacks are forbidden under Islamic law. The council called on the government, the Taliban and other militants to stop the fighting and enter peace negotiations. Mr. Ghofranullah Murad, a member of the council, read out a written statement during the meeting: “The ongoing war in Afghanistan is illegal and has no root in Islamic law. It is illegal according to Islamic laws and it does nothing but shed the blood of Muslims.” It was the first time in the 17-year war that the council has issued such an appeal. The Police chief of Kabul’s 5th District, Mr. Ghafor Aziz, stated that “The bomber struck near the entrance of a compound where the religious body, known as the Afghan Ulema Council, was meeting. It was not clear how many of the clerics were among those killed or wounded.” Mr. Aziz added that the bomber struck near the end of the meeting, as the participants were about to leave. Elsewhere in Kabul, 3 civilians, were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car went off in the Koti Sangi area. No one has claimed responsibility on either of the attacks yet.
Terrorism is a problem affecting nations across the world. The Taliban in April announced the start of their annual spring offensive. Nonetheless, both the Taliban and the IS affiliates have carried out near-daily attacks through all seasons. The Taliban have managed to seize control of several districts across Afghanistan and regularly target Kabul. Both militant groups seek to overthrow the U.S.-backed government and impose a harsh version of Islamic rule, but they are split over leadership, tactics, and ideology. Their relentless assaults underscore the struggles that Afghan forces have faced since the United States and NATO concluded their combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. In spite of the efforts of officers and militaries, terror organizations can still overcome and proceed with such awful attacks on innocents. How can Police and Military in Afghanistan make more efficient their strategy to better fight IS affiliates and Taliban to ensure a safer country during all seasons?
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