A Taliban spokesman recently explained: “Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan.”
“Kabul bombing: Triple suicide bombing leaves at least 12 dead at funeral of protester ‘killed by police,'” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, June 3, 2017:
At least 12 people have reportedly been killed and 90 wounded in bombings at the funeral of a protester killed in Kabul.
Three blasts hit mourners at a cemetery in the Khair Khana district, where photos showed bodies and remains strewn on the ground as smoke filled the air.
The office of President Ashraf Ghani said he condemned “the outrageous attack on mourners burying the martyred”, adding: “The country is under attack. We must be strong and united.”
Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive of Afghanistan, was one of several politicians who survived the blasts as they gathered for the funeral of Salim Ezadyar, the son of a senior Afghan senator.
He said three suicide bombers had hidden in the crowds and detonated their vests at the start of prayers, calling for an investigation into how the attackers were able to get so close to the high-profile funeral.
Several senior Afghan officials were present, with foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani and others reported safe following the bombings….