Noor warns will take up arms if Taliban continue killing people


KABUL: Atta Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan (JIA), in a gathering has said he would take up arms and stand against the Taliban if the insurgent group continued killing people.

While talking to a commemoration ceremony of the 13th death anniversary of Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Noor on Saturday said, “You cannot continue killing us and cutting our heads just because we chose silence for the sake of peace; you should also do not think you that stand a chance to become victorious.”

He asked the Taliban to show commitment to peace talks and stop the bloodshed of Afghans if the group really wanted peace.

About the intra-Afghan talks, he said that the Taliban thought they had defeated all their opponents and had the illusion that they would take Kabul by force.

Commenting on the security situation, he said appointing incompetent figures in important military positions was one of the reasons behind the worsened situation in the country. He asked the government to bring reforms and appoint qualified individuals, something that would help control rein in the deteriorating security situation.