The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani expressed his grief and said, “Those who are responsible for this massive killing of the Muslim people of Afghanistan are against God and against the people.” Talibans are being blamed, but there is no evidence of their involvement. Talibans are being accused because they have accepted involvement in various targeted assassinations in the past few years, including the killing of intellectuals, journalists, and eminent people of other professions.
It is worth mentioning that a February 2020 deal between US officials and the Taliban was that America will end its 20-year presence in Afghanistan by May 1. But two weeks ago, US President Joe Biden stated that America wants to extend this date till September 11, and this announcement enraged the Taliban. As a result, the Talbans warned that America will have to bear serious outcomes. Though the implementation of Biden’s recent announcement was not transparent, the Taliban emphasized again and again that the presence of American troops in Afghanistan after May 1 will never be tolerated in any way.
According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid(Twitter on Saturday), “this violation in principle has opened the way” for his side’s forces “to take every counter-action it deems appropriate against the occupying forces.” On Saturday, the day after the blast, American troops started to leave Afghanistan but The Afghan Government is still putting the blame on Islamism groups.
Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s national security adviser, said on Saturday, “These 27 killed people were preparing for the university entrance exam when the Taliban attacked them. For the Taliban, every single Afghan is a target.”