Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hizb-e-Islami, on Friday said at an event for women, that terrorists who carried out Wednesday’s deadly attack and other attacks are agents of foreigners.
“They (attackers) are murderers and agents. They do not believe in God and have mercy on no one,” said Hekmatyar.
Hekmatyar said Wednesday’s attack is against Islamic teachings and stressed that terrorists cannot reach their goals by carrying out such attacks.
“The attacker who did the bombing thinks that he will directly go to paradise,” Hekmatyar added.
Participants at the gathering also said people are tired of the ongoing bloodshed and want peace in the country.
“The country is tired, we were born in war Mr. president, we got old and our sons are getting old, you tell us when will peace come to Afghanistan,” said Safia Sediqi, a member of Hizb-e-Islami’s women’s committee.
Wednesday’s deadly blast that claimed the lives of more than 100 people and wounded over 600 others met has sparked a massive outcry both locally and internationally.