With the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, President Ashraf Ghani has called on the Taliban to respond to the legitimate demands of the people, which is a permanent ceasefire.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, has released a video message urging the Taliban to stop fighting violence and enmity with the Afghan people in honor of the holy month of Ramadan.
President Ghani has told the Taliban to prove their intentions for peace instead of war.
In the message, Mr. Ghani said that he was trying to use the window created for peace in order to ensure lasting and just peace and prosperous life for the people.
“We want to end the war in a fundamental way,” he said.
In part of his message, Ghani also called on the country’s security and defense forces to pay more attention to protecting the people and ensuring their security, and provide a safe space for the people to worship.
Meanwhile, the Istanbul meeting on peace in Afghanistan is scheduled to be held in Turkey in a few days, and they will discuss how the future system will be discussed.
Explosion killed and wounded 27 in Farah Province
Officials in Farah province say 27 people were killed and wounded as a result of a car bomb explosion on a first-line police mission in the province.
Farooq Hazrati, the spokesman for the Farah Police Command, told the media: “Around 5 o’clock in the morning, a car full of explosives exploded in the center of the city, killing five people, including two soldiers. “And 22 others were injured.”
Meanwhile, Dadullah Ghaneh, head of the Farah Provincial Council, told the media that a car full of explosives exploded yesterday evening in front of a first-line mission in the first district of the city in the village of Qala-e-Ghulam Siddiq, where three people were killed. One person was killed and 22 others, including four security personnel, were wounded.
Mr. Ghani added that children, women, and the elderly were among the injured in the incident.
Meanwhile, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said that six police officers had been wounded in a car bomb attack in Farah.
Mr. Arian stated that three civilians, including a child, were killed and 18 others, including children, were injured in the incident.
He blamed the Taliban for the attack, but so far the Taliban have not told the media about the incident.
Meanwhile, Farah province is one of the most insecure provinces in the country, where Taliban fighters are present and active in parts of the province.