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Taliban deny attack on Red Cross compound in eastern Afghanistan

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Taliban deny attack on Red CrossTaliban group in Afghanistan on Friday denied its involvement in attack on International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in eastern Jalalabad city of Afghanistan this week.

A group of militants including suicide bombers on Wednesday attacked ICRC office in Jalalabad, killing a secrity guard of the aid group and injuring another staff member.

Qari Yousuf Ahmad, Taliban group spokesman in a statement on Friday said, “Everybody is aware that the Islamic Emirate began and is continuing its struggle and Jihad in light of Islamic principles and humanitarian values. The Islamic Emirate has never not only targeted civilians and those who truly work for the benefit of the people without having ties with intelligence organizations but it has always helped them to the best of its ability for the sake of the relief of its nation, an example of which is a recent statement in which it declared its full support for polio vaccination campaign.”

He said, “Therefore the Islamic Emirate wants to make it clear to everyone that it had no hand in the attack on 8th May on the ICRC office in Jalalabad city and neither does it support such attacks.”

In the meantime International Committee of the Red cross (ICRC) on Friday said that it had temporarility suspended in Afghanistan including eastern Jalalbad city because of the attack.

ICRC has been operating in Afghanistan since 1987, however, it was the first attack on the aid group which also created concerns for the other international aid agencies operating in the country.

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