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Ghani names Deh Mazang ‘Martyrs Square’ after deadly attack

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Kabul attackPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has named Deh Mazang ‘Martyrs Squre’ following a deadly attack that left over 80 dead.

The Office of the President in a statement said President Ghani has named Deh Mazang ‘Matyrs Squre’ to honor and respect the victims of the brutal attack as well as help remember those who have lost their lives to support democracy in the country.

The statement further added that the Municipality of Kabul has been instructed to take actions to name the Deh Mazang ‘Martys Squre’.

President Ghani has said the decision was taken so that the generations of the country remember that value of democracy and what cost the Afghan people have achieved it.

The incident in Deh Mazang took place on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of thousands of people had gathered to protest against the government over a power project which was originally supposed to be implemented through Bamyan province.

The Ministry of Interior said at least 80 were killed and 231 others were wounded in the attack.

The Taliban group rejected hand in the attack but the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which has loyalists fighting in Afghanistan claimed responsibility.

In a statement released online, the group said two of its suicide bombers targeted the gathering in Deh Mazang area.

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