Russian President Vladimir Putin offers to help Afghanistan against terrorists

July 24, 2016 2:30 am

Afghan volunteers move the bodies
of victims at the scene of a bomb attack that targeted crowds of
minority Shia Hazaras during a demonstration in Kabul on July 23, 2016.
(AFP)

Russian
President has announced his readiness to fight
along with after a deadly attack targeted the
Afghan capital Kabul.

Putin made the announcement in a message of condolence sent to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Saturday.   
“The
head of the Russian state strongly condemned this cynical crime
committed against peaceful citizens and reiterated readiness to continue
the most active cooperation with the authorities and people of
Afghanistan in fighting all forms of ,” read part of the letter
published in a statement released by the Kremlin.
Putin also voiced his sympathies and support to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.   

Russian
President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Ufa on July
10, 2015. (AFP) 

Earlier,
twin blasts targeted a street demonstration in Kabul where thousands of
Shia Hazara demonstrators had gathered from early in the morning in
protest against a controversial power line project.
According to Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry 83 people were killed and 260 more injured in the attacks claimed by Daesh.
The
United Sates also condemned the attack in “the strongest terms” and
offered the Afghan government assistance for investigating the incident.
“The
innocent victims today were … exercising nothing more than their
constitutional right of peaceful demonstration,” said US State
Department spokesman John Kirby.”The killers responsible for this
bloodshed do not represent the future for Afghanistan and will not
prevail.”

An
Afghan protester screams near the scene of a bomb attack that targeted
crowds of minority Shia Hazaras during a demonstration in Kabul on July
23, 2016. (AFP)

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has issued a statement banning public gatherings of any manner for the next 10 days.
Ghani has also declared Sunday as a day of national mourning during a live televised speech.
“I
promise you I will take revenge against the culprits,” he said. “I have
ordered the attorney general to set up a commission to investigate this
incident.”

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