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No mercy on those committing terror acts: Afghan President

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said that no mercy will be shown by his government on those who will commit acts of terrorism.

Expressing his condolences to the families of last week’s Taliban attack in Kabul on a bus carrying employees of the ministry of mines and petroleum, Ghani said that the government was investigating the incident and would soon identify those who planned the attack.

“It should be clear to everyone that we will not surrender to those who believe only in killing and bloodshed.” Tolo News quoted Ghani as saying.

He also asked authorities to do what they can to address the problems of the victims’ families.

“The message of the ministry of mines and petroleum to the families of the martyrs is that we will remain alongside the families and will do all we can as we carry out all efforts to treat the wounded employees,” said acting minister of mines and petroleum Nargis Nehan.

At least 36 people were killed and 42 others wounded last week after a car bomb struck a bus carrying employees from Afghanistan’s ministry of mines and petroleum in western Kabul.

The blast occurred after a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in Kabul’s Gulaee Dawa Khana near the house of Mohammad Mohaqiq, the second deputy of Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

According to reports, three vehicles and 15 shops were also damaged in the attack. (ANI)