KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed to avenge the brutal killings of the ordinary civilians by militant groups as the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group massacred at least 30 civilians in western Ghor province.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement, said President Ghani promises revenge for the blood of the citizens of the country as he strongly condemns the killing of the civilians in Ghor province.
The statement further added that the terror groups and the enemies of the Afghan people have conducted several attacks on peaceful demonstrations, sacred religious places, religious mourners, and passengers during the recent months.
It also added that the such crimes will further thicken the criminal cases of the criminals who will one day appear in court and respond to the Afgan people.
Provincial governor Mohammad Nasir Khazi said the women and children were also among those killed by the loyalists of the terrorist group.
He said ISIS loyalists kidnapped and killed the civilians after one of their commanders was killed during a gun battle which erupted as the terror group fighters were attempting to take cattles of the local resident with them.
There are still conflicting reports regarding the number of casualties of the incident as the provincial governor’s spokesman say at least 33 people were killed.
However, the provincial council chief Fazal-ul-Haq Ihsan said at least 23 people were killed by the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES