President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the assassination plan of the former Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq was hatched in Pakistan.

Speaking during a gathering with the tribal elders of Kandahar, President Ghani demanded the extradition of the perpetrators involved in the assassination of Gen. Raziq from Pakistan.

President Ghani arrived in Kandahar province earlier today accompanying a delegation of high level government officials to offer condolences to the people of the province regarding the deadly incident that left Gen. Raziq and Kandahar intelligence chief dead.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani hailed the bravery and campaign of Gen. Abdul Raziq for the defense of the country and ain the fight against international terrorism.

He said if the enemies think that the assassination of Gen. Raziq would lead to security gap in Kandahar then they should rethink as Kandahar has been home to heroes.

President Ghani also conferred the title of hero of independence to Gen. Raziq and changed the name of Kandahar Police training academy to his name, ARG Palace said, adding that President Ghani also instructed the Kandahar and Kabul Municipalities to name certain roads after Gen. Raziq’s name.

Gen. Abdul Raziq lost his life in an attack by a gunman in Kandahar governor’s compound last Thursday.

The provincial intelligence chief of the province Gen. Abdul Momin was also killed in the attack while the provincial governor Zalmay Weesa sustained injuries.

The attack was carried out by one of the security guards of Kandahar governor Zalmay Weesa.

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