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Karzai breaks silence, condemns brutal killings in Panjshir province

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Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan broke his silence and published a statement about the clashes in Panjshir province between the Taliban and National Resistance Forces (NRF).

In a statement published by Karzai on Friday, he condemned brutal killings in Panjshir province and said the continued bloodshed must stop.

“The bitter past experience has clearly indicated that bloodshed and war is never the solution, but it brings further ruin and destruction”, former President Hamid Karzai has said on his Friday’s Facebook page.

Karzai emphasized on stopping war and relying on discussions and negotiations as the only way to reach a solution for the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis.

He also asked the Taliban government to act as a responsible party in paving the way for negotiations and talks.

This comes as a 3-day discussion kicked off among politicians from Afghanistan in Vienna on August 15.

About 29 Afghan politicians from different groups including Ahmad Massoud, the leader of National Resistance Front (NRF), Rahmatullah Nabil, former Afghan NDS Chief, Rangin Dadfar Spanta, former National Security Advisor for Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi, Shukria Barakzai and Masooma Khawari representing Afghan women gathered in Vienna to to discuss Afghanistan issues.

Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front said that Afghanistan issues can be only solved through political decision makings.

This comes as Afghanistan went into a humanitarian crisis and was marginalized by the world after Taliban took over last August.

The Taliban took over the country in less than two weeks amid on going peace negotiations in Doha.

Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah remained in Afghanistan, while every other politicians left the country after the former president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani fled in an unexpected move.

A group of Afghan special forces and commanders mainly from Northern Afghanistan formed an anti-Taliban alliance under the leadership of Ahmad Massoud in Panjshir and Andarab mountains to fight the Taliban.

Taliban were continuously denying presence of any military resistance against them for almost a year, but later they had to appoint Mullah Abdul Qayoum Zakir, a former prisoner of the US Guantanamo to lead the war in Panjshir and Andarab.

Many have been killed and injured and hundreds other families have been displaced from Panjshir and northern regions since last August.

The Taliban are under pressure and public criticize for killing dozens of detainees in Panjshir and publishing videos on how they brutally kill the hostages whose eyes are covered and hands are tied.

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