Ousted Balkh governor and executive director of Jamiat-e-Islami party Atta Mohammad Noor appeared at his usual meeting on Saturday, just hours after the deadly ambulance bombing in Kabul, and said if he was president he would execute all intelligence and security leaders.
In addition he blasted the National Unity Government (NUG) for its inability to safeguard people’s lives.
Addressing his supporters in Mazar-e-Sharif, Noor said all high-ranking security officials should be prosecuted.
“If I was president, I would execute all leaders of investigative and security departments,” said Noor.
Noor blasted NUG’s inability to maintain security and said the National Security Council (NSC) and Directorate of National Security (NDS) embezzles money allocated for operational purposes.
“These repeated and boring figures (security officials) should be prosecuted,” Noor added.
Meanwhile, a number of residents of northern Balkh province said in reaction to recent attacks, especially Saturday’s ambulance bombing, that the NUG leaders must step down if they do not have the ability to safeguard people’s lives.
“We see everyday suicide attacks, explosions and kidnappings. Why does government not take a decision in this regard,” a resident of Balkh said.
In the last week, this is the third deadly attack that has claimed the lives of dozens of people, mostly civilians.