Afghan clerical council condemns wave of deadly attacks

An Afghan woman leaves the site of an attack at the Marshal Fahim academy in Kabul, Afghanistan Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Islamic State militants attacked Afghan soldiers guarding the military academy in the capital Kabul on Monday, killing at least 10 troops and wounding 16. AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Afghan council of prominent clerics condemns militant attacks that killed scores across the country this month

KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan council of 100 prominent clerics has condemned the militant attacks that have killed scores across the country this month.

Qyamuddin Kashaf, chief of the clerical council, told the clerical gathering held on Tuesday in Kabul that suicide attacks target only the innocent.

He said suicide bombings are against Islam and against humanity. After the conference, the clerics lined up to donate blood to the hundreds of injured in Kabul hospitals.

But the clerics refused to discuss the Taliban and the rival Islamic State extremist group and would not comment on President Donald Trump's statement in which he ruled out peace talks with the Taliban.

Trump on Monday railed against "atrocities" in Afghanistan and the United States would not engage in any future talks with the Taliban.

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