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Afghanistan: Relatives call for peace at memorial for Nangarhar suicide attack victims

Afghanistan, Nangarhar
September 11, 2019 at 20:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Relatives and local residents gather in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Wednesday to honour the victims of the Nangarhar suicide attack which killed 68 people and injured 165 others on September 11 2018.

"Eight members of my family were killed. Two of them were my sons and six others were my cousins whose children remain orphans," said Abdullah, one of relative.

Another relative, Peer Mohammad said: "We call on all sides of the conflict especially on the US to stop the war in Afghanistan and leave the Afghan people for a normal life. We call on the US to abandon their wrong position in Afghanistan, as this war will never have benefits for the US too, because they will be receiving coffins too."

According to a UN report, 2018 was the deadliest year of Afghanistan's conflict for civilians. 3,804 of them were killed including 927 children below 17.

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Relatives and local residents gather in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Wednesday to honour the victims of the Nangarhar suicide attack which killed 68 people and injured 165 others on September 11 2018.

"Eight members of my family were killed. Two of them were my sons and six others were my cousins whose children remain orphans," said Abdullah, one of relative.

Another relative, Peer Mohammad said: "We call on all sides of the conflict especially on the US to stop the war in Afghanistan and leave the Afghan people for a normal life. We call on the US to abandon their wrong position in Afghanistan, as this war will never have benefits for the US too, because they will be receiving coffins too."

According to a UN report, 2018 was the deadliest year of Afghanistan's conflict for civilians. 3,804 of them were killed including 927 children below 17.

W/S Prayers during commemoration ceremony of Nangarhar suicide attack, Nangarhar

M/S Billboard with pictures of Nangarhar suicide attack victims

W/S People Commemoration ceremony of Nangarhar suicide attack

M/S Men praying at commemoration ceremony

SOT, Rahmatullah Shinwari, victim's relative (Pashto): "A thousand of our people gathered for the first anniversary of this black day. Our people protested for their rights. Over 83 of our relatives were killed and 250 wounded last year. This September 11 around three thousand people gathered to pay respects to the victims."

M/S Commemoration ceremony

M/S Men praying at commemoration ceremony

M/S Commemoration ceremony

W/S Security checks

M/S Attendees line up for food

W/S Cars heading towards memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

M/S Cars heading towards memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

W/S Cars heading towards memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

SOT, Peer Mohammad, victim's relative (Pashto): "We call on all sides of the conflict especially on the US to stop the war in Afghanistan and leave the Afghan people for a normal life. We call on the US to abandon their wrong position in Afghanistan, as this war will never have benefits for the US too, because they will be receiving coffins too."

M/S Men near memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

W/S Memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

SOT, Abdullah, father of a victim (Pashto ): "Eight members of my family were killed. Two of them were my sons and six others were my cousins whose children remain orphans."

W/S Memorial of Nangarhar suicide attack

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