TOLOnews 10pm News 03 June 2020
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the deputy leader of the Taliban, said that despite the group's belief in the peace negotiation talks as one of the core components of the solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, the Taliban will still continue the path of jihad (holy war) and strengthen its military power.
In a message to mark the completion of training of a group of Taliban suicide bombers at an unknown location, Haqqani said that the peace process does not mean the Taliban will abandon the path of jihad.
Critics and citizens in Afghanistan on Wednesday voiced strong criticism about the security strategy of the Afghan security institutions hours after a bomb exploded inside Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, which is located in a highly fortified area of Kabul. At least two people were killed, including the mosque's imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, and eight others were wounded.
War-weary Afghans said that the country’s security organs should have prevented such a targeted killing.