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Execute death row Taliban prisons, MPs ask govt

Execute death row Taliban prisons, MPs ask govt

Apr 20, 2016 - 17:31

KABUL (Pajhwok): Some lawmakers on Thursday accused security officials of negligence in preventing Tuesday’s massive attack in Kabul and demanded reconsideration of the security leadership.

The death toll from yesterday’s massive car suicide bombing has risen to 64 with another more than 347 wounded. The attack on an elite security agency took place in Pul-i-Mahmood Khan area in the 16th police district of the capital.


Zaheer Saadat, who represents central Panjshir province in the Wolesi Jirga, condemned the attack and said: “Yesterday’s attack was pre-planned and security organs were aware of it, but its prevention was neglected.”

He accused security officials of incompetence and negligence and asked: “Despite having information, why did security organs fail to prevent the attack?”

Another lawmaker from Kapisa province, Mirdad Khan Najrabi, also said security organs were aware of the attack but they took no measures to thwart it.

Najrabi said more than 700 vehicles had been stolen and 50 people kidnapped during the past one year and no one felt safe in Kabul due to the negligence of security organs.

He asked the president to reconsider security leadership because no one was safe from terrorist attacks and other criminal activities in the city.

Wolesi Jirga’s second speaker Niamatullah Ghafari, who chaired today’s session, and several other lawmakers also condemned the attack and demanded reconsideration of security officials.

Call for execution of prisoners

Nazifa Zaki, who represents Kabul people in the lower house, said, “This is the second most tragic incident after Shah Shahid attack in Kabul. We want the government to execute terrorists imprisoned in Pul-i-Charkhi jail in the incident area.”

Pointing to her colleagues, she said: “We should not neglect know a child is grown with difficulties and is brutally killed in his 25 years of age, curse on enemies, terrorists and their supporters.”

Fakor Behishti, a lawmaker from Bamyan province, also said the government should execute death row Taliban prisoners in revenge for the Kabul attack.

Former NDS chief, Rahmatullah Nabil, in his Facebook page also reacted to the incident and said the government should execute Anas Haqqani, a brother of Sarajuddin Haqqani and several other death row rebels involved in terror activities.

Anas Haqqani, a key figure of the Haqqani Network, was detained by Afghan forces in 2014.