After a terrorist attack on a mosque in Nangarhar province that killed and injured more than 100 civilians, several people in the southern province of Kandahar protested and chanted slogans “stop killing of civilians”.
The protestors blamed the government for not doing enough to prevent civilian lives.
The attack took place during the Friday prayers, in which more than 70 people were killed in the Haska Mina district.
“We ask the human rights supporters that why are killed? Who kills us? Why our mosques and other sacred places are targeted,” Samiollah Tokhi, a tribal elder in Kandahar asked.
“A mosque is a holy place and Satan is not allowed to enter. Those who attack mosques are evils.” Aziza Watankhwah, a civil society activist, said.
Till now nobody has claimed responsibility for the mosque attack, but demonstrators in Kandahar blamed the Taliban and other terrorist groups of “misusing Islam”.
“We are angry. We don’t know who to blame. We condemn this attack carried out either by Taliban or Daesh,” said Nek Mohammad, a religious scholar in Kandahar.
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