Repeated terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, especially suicide bombings in capital Kabul, have angered citizens with many of them slamming the government over its failure to check militant activities, a media report said on Thursday.

In the latest terror attack, which occurred on Tuesday within the premises of the Supreme Court here, at least 20 people, all civilians, were killed and over 40 others injured.

“Condemning terrorist attacks after the killing of so many innocent people by militants is not the remedy,” Kabul resident Mohammad Haroon told Xinhua news agency on Thursday.

Haroon believes that awarding “exemplary punishment, including publicly hanging the arrested terrorists” by government, can help to check terrorist incursion.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the United Nations, the US, European Union, and several more nations and international agencies have termed the attack on the Afghan Supreme court as a “cowardly terrorist act” and condemned it in the strongest terms.

“Terrorists always kill people by conducting suicide bombings, roadside bombing and shooting but the government just condemns it; while hundreds of terrorists affiliated with the Taliban, Haqqani network, Al Qaeda and Islamic State groups have been held in prisons,” another angry citizen said.

“The government should publicly execute the terrorists arrested by security forces instead of keeping them in jail.”

Joining the demand for awarding capital punishment to terrorists, Tamim, 24, who was injured in Tuesday’s attack, called upon the government to “execute all the arrested terrorists”.

First Published | 9 February 2017 3:14 PM
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