Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Joint Global Efforts Only Way to Eradicate Terrorism: President

Joint Global Efforts Only Way to Eradicate Terrorism: President

KABUL - President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Indonesia and France and stressed over multinational efforts to eradicated terrorism and extremism, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday.
At least 10 people have been killed and 40 others injured in suicide attacks on mass congregations in three churches in Indonesia's second largest city.
The first attack struck the Santa Maria Roman Catholic Church in Surabaya, killing four people, including one or more bombers, police spokesman FransBarungMangera told reporters at the scene.
He said two police officers were among a total of 40 wounded.
The blast was followed by a second explosion minutes later at the Christian Church of Diponegoro and a third at the city's Pantekosta Church, Mangera said.
In France, a knifeman has killed one person and wounded four in a suspected terror attack in central Paris, officials say.
The attacker was then shot dead by police in the Opéra district. Witnesses say they heard him shout "Allah Akbar".
So-called Islamic State (IS) later said one of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack on Saturday evening.
Ghani termed terrorism the enemy of humanity which recognized no border and a grave threat to the security of the globe.
The Afghan government believed that a joint cooperation and multi-dimensional efforts against terrorism were the only way to defeat it.
In the statement the Afghan government offered condolences to the Indonesian and French governments over terrorist attacks and shared the sorrow and grief with the victims’ families.
“Afghanistan is in the frontline of terrorism and Afghans suffered from terrorism over decades. The people of Afghanistan understood the grief and sorrow of the victims’ families more than anyone else,” the statement said.
It is worth mentioning the Indonesian has recently hosted a trilateral ulmea conference on Afghan peace process in which clerics from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Indonesia participated. (Pajhwok)