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Mustafa Kazemi’s 11th Death Anniversary Marked In Kabul

08 Nov 2018 Tolo News

A memorial ceremony was held Wednesday in Kabul to commemorate the 11th death anniversary of victims of a deadly suicide attack in Baghlan province which killed nearly 80 people including five MPs and Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, the then head of Parliament's Economic Commission. 

Kazemi’s family is still angry about the incident and accuse government of not having properly investigated that attack and others. 

 “The Government of National Unity must seriously investigate these cases and, in particular, the Baghlan incident that remains unsolved,” said Sayed Ali Kazemi a parliament member.


“So far none of these cases are investigated by officials, neither have they had time nor the capacity to examine these cases and disclose the identities (of the perpetrators),” said Qodratullah Zaki another parliament member.


Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) Speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi and Mohammad Alam Ezedyar, first deputy speaker of the senate have also blasted government for not having had the will to investigate the attack that killed Kazemi.


“If there is no intention, it is impossible to find clues and the perpetrators are then not arrested or prosecuted according to the law,” said Ibrahimi.


“The terrorists who kill our people, our soldiers and our police must be seen as enemies and treated as enemies; even if we want peace with them,” said Ezedyar.


“We must not forget the sacrifices that have been made for generations, but unfortunately in some cases these sacrifices are forgotten,” said Farooq Wardak minister of state for parliamentary affairs.


Kazemi – who along with at least 78 others, including schoolchildren, was killed in a suicide bombing during the inauguration of a sugar factory in northern Baghlan in 2007.


Kazemi had been present at the Bonn Conference after the fall of the Taliban and was one of the signatories of the Bonn agreement.

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