Karzai condemns deadly Ramazan bomb blast
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday condemned a deadly bomb attack in the east of the country, which marred the first day of the Islamic fasting month of Ramazan.
Karzai “strongly condemns” the attack which killed at least three children and a policeman in Kunar province late on Friday, a statement said. “The terrorists that perpetrated this attack showed once more their barbarous, inhuman and un-Islamic face by the killing of innocent civilians, especially children,” Karzai said in the statement.
“Clearly, only the enemies of Islam could commit such an atrocity on the first day of the holy month of Ramadhan.”
The province’s governor said five people were killed when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near a truck supplying food to US bases in an area about 125 kilometers (80 miles) east of the capital Kabul. The attack came days after Afghanistan’s landmark presidential poll went ahead peacefully despite vows by loyalists of the ousted hardline Islamic Taliban to disrupt the vote. afp