OIC Chief Urges Afghan Not To Relent in Fight Against Terrorism

Jeddah, 27 Rajab 1438/24 April 2017 (MINA) – The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen strongly condemned the attack carried on a northern army base in Afghanistan on Friday, leading to the death of more than 200 people and injuring many more others.

In this regard, Al-Othaimeen, who described the attack as heinous and barbaric, stated that the fight against terrorism embarked upon by the government of Afghanistan would not relent, IINA News reported.

He commended the continued efforts of the government in bringing unity among the people of Afghanistan despite these dastardly and unfortunate incidences that were carried out specifically to destabilize the country and create chaos.

The secretary general extended his condolences to the government and people of Afghanistan as well as to the families of the victims of this tragedy and urged the government not to relent in its nation building.

He further reiterated the principled position of the OIC that vigorously denounces all acts of terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations, just as it categorically rejects any justifications for terrorism.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)