Press Release View:272 :2018-01-02

A suicide attack on the funeral ceremony in Jalalabad city


Press release


The AIHRC while, strongly condemning the suicide attack on a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad, in which a number of civilians were killed and injured, expresses its concern over the rise of civilian casualty in the attacks on religious, cultural and social ceremonies.

The attack on the funeral ceremonies and civilians is a brutal, inhuman and illegal act that is explicitly contrary to the instructions of the holy religion of Islam, and provisions of national and international humanitarian laws.

AIHRC calls on the anti-government armed groups to avoid targeting civilians and religious, cultural, social and political events, and honestly respect and implement the international humanitarian law, and stop further committing of war crimes, and violation of human rights of citizens.

AIHRC urges the government and judicial, security and intelligence agencies of the country to identify the perpetrators of the aforementioned crime and bring them to justice, and render full support to the victims of all incidents, in particular the victims of recent incidents, and spare no efforts to protect and safeguard the lives of Afghan citizens.