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Ghani Meets Families of Nangarhar Mosque Bombing Victims

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2019)

President Ashraf Ghani visited Haska Mena district of Nangarhar province on Sunday to meet and share condolences with the families of mosque blast victims.

According to a statement by President’s Office, Ghani was accompanied by a governmental delegation including National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, the Chairman of Afghanistan’s Senate Fazel Hadi Muslimyar and several ministers and members of the Afghan parliament.

Speaking to the families of victims, President Ghani said,” Every village in Afghanistan is my village and I share your pain the way you do.”

The explosion inside a mosque in Haska Mina district on Friday left at least 72 people killed and 38 others wounded.

The deadly attack was widely condemned at the national and international levels.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, but both the Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in the province.

However, the Taliban insurgent group in a statement condemned the attack, calling it a serious crime.

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