The German Ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Prugel reacted to Taliban’s latest statement regarding the deadly recent deadly attacks, calling on Taliban to live up to their comment to abandon violence and fight terrorism in Afghanistan.
“Can only repeat what I said 2 days ago: Denial & condemnation of these heinous #attacks are welcome, but WORDS are NOT ENOUGH! Deeds must follow! #Taliban must recall the Spirits of Evil they unleashed & live up to their commitment to abandon and fight terrorism in #Afghanistan,” Ambassador Prugel said in a Twitter post.
He also added “The spiral of violence must be interrupted! #Taliban must make proof of their will for peace, agree to a #HumanitarianCeasefire & start intra-Afghan negotiations without delay – in order to lay the foundations for a peaceful #Afghanistan and jointly combat the evil of #terrorism.”
The Taliban group on Friday issued a statement demandig a transparent and impartial investigations into the deadly attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.
The group condemned the two attacks in strong words and blamed the ‘criminal and malicious elements affiliated with the Afghan government’ for being involved in the two attacks.
“The Islamic Emirate strongly condemned both attacks and clarified that these attacks were the work of criminal and malicious elements who are seeking to attain their malicious objectives by killing defenseless human beings,” the group said in a statement.
The statement further added “The Islamic Emirate once again clarifies that it had no hand in the Dashti Barchi incident, considers it a vile, inhumane and an un-Islamic act and shares the grief of the families of martyrs and wounded of this tragedy.”
This comes as the Afghan government ordered the Afghan forces to resume offensive operations against the militants, blaming the Taliban and ISIS groups for targeting the civilians, women and infants.
Dozens of people including many security personnel, women and newborn children were killed after the militants carried out a series of attacks in Kabul, Nangarhar and Laghman provinces during the course of the week.