07 June 2017

News Story: Ghani Revises Death Toll To Over 150 In Truck Bombing

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
(Image: Wiki Commons)
President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday revised the death toll from Wednesday’s deadly truck bombing, and put the total killed at over 150.

Speaking at the start of the Kabul Process peace meeting in the capital, Ghani said: “Six days ago, thirteen brave Afghan policemen gave their lives to stop a sewerage truck packed with military grade explosives from entering the diplomatic compound, a direct violation of Geneva accords.

“The massive blast tore through the heart of Kabul.  But thanks to their unflinching sacrifice, nobody from the diplomatic community was killed.

“But over 150 entirely innocent Afghan sons and daughters were killed and more than three hundred were brought to hospital with burns, lacerations, and amputations,” he said.

After observing a minute’s silence for victims of recent attacks in Kabul and the UK, Ghani said: “We are gathered here in Kabul today to express solidarity against terror and to begin the difficult process of defining a pathway that can lead to peace.”

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