Nangarhar residents celebrate Independence Day, condemn cross-border attacks
Sat Aug 18, 12:17 pm
A number of Nangarhar residents and members of Afghanistan Solidarity Party laid flowers at Amanullah Khan’s tomb on the occasion of 19 August, Afghanistan’s Independence Day.
The participants strongly denounced missile attacks from Pakistan, saying despite the presence of thousands of international troops in the country, still bloodshed continues and Afghanistan’s entire territory is still threatened.
A number of women also participated in the ceremony, saying the people of Afghanistan would never forget their liberal King.
King Amanullah Khan, who achieved Afghanistan’s freedom from British colonialism in 1919, could not return to the country after he left for Italy due to chaos inside the country.
In his testament King Amanullah Khan demanded that he should be buried in Kabul but because of some reason he was buried in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province.