Egyptian envoy dubs war against Afghans, Govt. 'unlawful'

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KABUL: Condemning the recent terrorist attacks across Afghanistan, the Egyptian envoy to Kabul says the spike in violence and conflict against the Afghan masses, as well as the incumbent system, fly in the face of Islamic teachings and principles. 
The newly-appointed Egyptian Ambassador to Kabul Ahmad Mahmood Esmael Usman expressed these views during a meeting with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a statement released by the Presidential Palace said on Monday. 
Meanwhile, both sides also conferred on enhancing bilateral relations. As President Ghani received Ambassador Usman’s credentials, he hoped for development in political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.
“We also want to expand the relationship with Afghanistan in different areas and often condemn terrorist attacks and stress that the ongoing war against the people of Afghanistan and its government is illegitimate,” the Egyptian representative added. 
This is while targeted killings and violence in the country have intensified, the government deems the Taliban insurgent group responsible.