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Kabulis in a protest slam civilians beheading in Zabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: A number of Kabul residents took out to the street to give vent to their anger against the beheading of seven civilians by the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, in southern Zabul province.

Condemning the beheading of civilians, they gathered in Zarnigar Park in Kabul. They asked the government to declare a day of mourning over the heartbreaking incident. They also called on concerned officials to transfer the dead bodies to Kabul.

Younis Akhtar, a protestor who is also member of a civil society told Pajhwok Afghan News that they would arrange a mass funeral ceremony in front of the Presidential Palace for those killed in Zabul.

This is worth mentioning that Daesh fighters had abducted seven resident of Jaghori district of Ghazni province nine months ago and behead them on Sunday in Khak-i-Afghan district of Zabul.

Three women and a child were also among the beheaded people where their bodies have been handed over to the Jaghori residents.

While condemned the beheading of seven civilians, President Ashraf Ghani said that the brutal act was a sign of desperation and defeat of the enemies of the people of Afghanistan.

“The brutal killing of innocent people is not justifiable in any religion,” he said.

Maulvi Abdul Raman Rahmani, a lawmaker from northern Balkh province, told reporters that Daesh fighters were more extremist compared to the Taliban. He said that Daesh want to intimidate people and divide them on ethnic lines.

Islamic State, which is also popular as Daesh is an extremist group that has recently emerged in different parts of Afghanistan.

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