Victims’ families demand death penalty for planners of Ashura bombing
Sat Jun 23, 11:54 am
The families of the victims of last year’s Ashura bombing calamity at the Abul Fazl shrine in Kabul have urged the government to publically execute the planners of the attack who are now in government custody.
Last week, the Attorney General and National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials announced that two people were arrested on charges planning the bombings killed at least 80 people last year in Abul Fazl Shrine in the heart of the city of Kabul.
During a gathering in Kabul on Friday, the victims’ families praised the functions of Attorney General and NDS officials and demanded the relevant institutions to openly execute the perpetrators.
They asked the Afghan government to introduce the leaders of banned militant group ‘Lashkar Jhangvi’ to the Intentional Criminal Court that took the responsibility for Ashura bombing in Kabul.
In addition to the 80 deaths more than 200 others were injured after a suicide bomber entered the gathering of Shiite mourners in Abul Fazl shrine in Kabul commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain on 10th of Ashura, Islamic month.
After months of investigations, the Afghan government came to know that the deadly bombing was carried by Lashkar Jhangvi group, and was plotted by Pakistan’s intelligence agency.
Lashkar Jhangvi militant group is associated with Al-Qaeda network. It was banned during ex-Pakistani President Parvez Musharaf’s government along with some other religious parties accused of fomenting religious violence.
Lashkar Jhangvi group, having the support of Al-Qaeda, is still carrying out terrorist attacks, targeting some particular communities.