Balkh Ulema vehemently denounce Kabul University attack


BALKH: Several Islamic scholars in a gathering from northern Balkh province have condemned Monday’s attack on Kabul University that left many students killed and wounded.

The gathering held in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the capital of Balkh province, on Tuesday termed attacks on educational centers, as well as killing of civilians, against national and Islamic values.

They said that humans’ lives should be respected and no one should be allowed to kill them for no reason.

The participants of the gathering said that the Afghan people continued losing lives for decades and the ongoing violence should be stopped as soon as possible.

Clerics asked warring sides to continue peace talks and agree on a permanent ceasefire.

This comes as three armed insurgents attacked Kabul University on Saturday, killing at least 22 students and lecturers while 27 others were wounded.