President Ashraf Ghani met the head of the Nationwide Ulema Council, Mawlawi Qayamuddin Kashaf who condemned the attacks in the nation stating that it is “against Islam,” the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Saturday.
During the meeting, which was held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Kashaf said that the attacks “are against Islam and far from humane.” He urged the National Unity Government to work toward bringing peace and stability to the nation, the statement added.
Ghani who also condemned the insurgent’s attacks said that peace is a priority for the unity government, warning those who do not want peace “must be isolated.”
Ghani has asked the Ulema to spread the message of peace to the Afghan people in mosques.
This comes while, in the past two weeks the Taliban have increased their attacks across the country, especially in Kabul, targeting Afghan security forces, foreign facilities and civilians.
In a recent attack, three Taliban insurgents attacked a foreign organization office in Kart-e Se locality of Kabul killing two of the organizations staff, late Saturday afternoon.
After more than four hours of cross-fire, all three Taliban militants were killed, two staff members of the foreign organization were also killed and six others were rescued, Gen. Salangi adds.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.