The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has said the pro-war individuals and groups had paved the way for civil war in Afghanistan.

Speaking to local residents and elders of the eastern Kunar province on Friday, Hekmatyar said those who were willing to extend the war in the country, prevent peace, violate the humanitarian and Islamic principles have became hopeless.

Hekmatyar further added that the plans of those individuals and groups have been thwarted.

He also added that the nation no more support the warmongers as an atmosphere for peace and reconciliation has been established in the country.

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami did not specifically name any individual or group which he believes had paved the way for civil war.

But in the past, Hekmatyar has strongly condemned the insurgency led by the Taliban group, calling their movement against the principles of humanity and Islam.

Hekmatyar joined peace process in September last year and vowed to continue efforts for peace in the country by concluding the deal with the government of national unity.

However, the Taliban group, which is the key player in the ongoing violence in the country has so far rejected to participate in any peace negotiation.