The provincial governor of the northern Balkh province and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami party has reaffirmed his and allies hard stance against the security institutions and officials after the deadly attack in Kabul that left scores of people dead or wounded.

Noor issued a statement in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul on Friday and once again slammed the security institutions and officials for their recklessness and lack of capabilities to ensure security for the people.

He said one of the main barriers on the way for peace and stability is the weakness of the security officials and Friday’s attacks confirm such claims.

The governor of Balkh further added that the lack of a proper strategy has led to the suffering of the ordinary people for many times and from a specific point.

Noor did not elaborate further regarding the ‘specific point’ that continuously incurs losses to the ordinary people but in the past he and his party members have demanded the removal of the top security officials including national security and intelligence chief, blaming them for the failure and recklessness to ensure security of the people.

The Jamiat-e-Islami demanded the removal of the top officials after deadly coordinated suicide attacks rocked the funeral ceremony of Salim Izadyar nearly three months ago, leaving scores of people dead or wounded, days after a deadly attack left more than 400 people dead or wounded near the German embassy.

In the meantime, the security sources in Kabul confirmed that the death toll from the attack on Friday has surpassed 30 people.

The attack took place in the vicinity of Khair Khana area of the city, targeting a Shi’ite mosque, Imam Zaman mosque.

However, the Ministry of Public Health officials said the death toll has surpassed twenty people but did not confirm the exact toll.

The officials further added that over 40 people have also sustained injuries in the attack.

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