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President Karzai Is Disturbed by and Strongly Condemns Killing of Mullah Abdul Fayaz
Released by the Office of the Spokesman to the President Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Presidential Palace, Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemns the killing this afternoon of Mullah Abdul Fayaz, Head of the Ulemas Council of Kandahar, who was shot in his office in Kandahar.

In his reaction to the news, the President said: "I am deeply disturbed by this crime, which is an attack on Islam and on the Ulemas. I strongly condemn the killing of Mullah Abdul Fayaz, who was a person devoted to Islam and at the service of the Afghan people".

The President urged the relevant authorities to investigate the crime and to bring the culprits to justice as soon as possible. The President also presents his heartfelt condolences to the family of Mullah Abdul Fayaz.


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