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JIA hails HIA decision, concerned at Dostum-Noor rift

JIA hails HIA decision, concerned at Dostum-Noor rift

Mar 26, 2016 - 16:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Jamiat-i-Islami Afghanistan (JIA) on Saturday stressed the need for resolving the rift between supporters of Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum and Atta Mohammad Noor.

Led by Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, the party said some individuals were exploiting the unstable situation to create misunderstandings between the vice-president and the Balkh governor.

A statement from the JIA said tearing of Dostum’s portraits in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh, was the job of some secret circles that were using the tension to divide the people.

One person was killed and four others were wounded after protestors of the two leaders met in a square and clashed in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday.

“We condemn this insult to Dostum’s loyalists and killing of or firing at innocent people during rallies. We want the problem should be resolved through talks,” the source said.

The statement said JIA and Jamiat-i-Milli parties should not play into “secret hands” and both sides should avoid acts that disrupted security and helpedthe enemies achieve their goals.

JIA also supported fair peace talks with militants, welcoming HIA’s decision on joining the reconciliation process. The party asked the Taliban to join the peace process.