The victims of the attack on the Green Trend offices, a political movement led by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, were remembered at a ceremony on Monday, in which participants called for justice for the victims of all terrorist attacks in the country during the peace negotiations.
The attack happened on July 27, 2019, at the Green Trend’s office as Saleh was meeting with some members of the movement. It happened the day before the presidential election campaign started in the country. It left over 20 people dead and over 50 others wounded.
“We want peace to be ensured and we want those who perpetrate oppression to be brought to trial,” said Aziz Aqa, a relative of the victim of the attack.
“The Taliban does not believe in peace and sees its survival in killing and creating terror. We want peace, but a dignified peace,” said Mahmin Fayiq, CEO of the Green Trend.
Some political figures at the event said the violence should end and that the opportunity for peace should not be lost.
“The past’s mistake should not be repeated. A good opportunity has been created,” said Mohammad Almas Zahid, a presidential adviser.
“Excuses should not be made for peace,” said Mir Hatam Tarakhil, a senator.
The deputy head of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Ayub Salangi, echoed the participants' call for enduring peace in the country.
“We don’t want temporary peace,” Salangi said.