TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Afghanistan’s president is vowing to eliminate all safe havens of Daesh as the country marks a subdued 100th Independence Day after a horrific wedding attack claimed by the terror group.
President Ashraf Ghani’s comments Monday come as Afghanistan mourns at least 63 people killed in the Kabul bombing, AP reported.
Many outraged Afghans ask whether an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of US invasion will bring peace to long-suffering civilians.
A sharply worded Taliban statement questions why the US failed to identify the attackers in advance. Another Taliban statement marking independence says to “leave Afghanistan to the Afghans.”
The US envoy in talks with the Taliban says the peace process should be accelerated to help Afghanistan defeat Daesh.
However, some experts argue that Washington was behind the attack as one of the main backers of Daesh to use the terror outfit as a leverage tool amid talks with Taliban looking for more compromises.