News: ISAF statement on the assassination of High Peace Council official
KABUL, Afghanistan - This morning an influential member of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council and Islamic Council member, Moulavi Arsala Rahmani, was murdered while reportedly riding in a vehicle on his way to work.
Rahmani, a former Taliban member, chose to make a positive contribution to his nation by turning his back on an insurgent movement that continues to be wholly detrimental to the future of Afghanistan. His decision to help make the future brighter for Afghans serves as an inspiration to us all and his contributions will be missed.
The International Security Assistance Forces offer their condolences and prayers to Rahmani’s family and loved ones.
The only possible aim of this attack is to intimidate those, who like Rahmani, want to help make Afghanistan a better place for its citizens and the region. This attack is clear evidence that those who oppose the legitimate government of Afghanistan have absolutely no interest in supporting the peace process on any level but through murder, thuggery, and intimidation. No one is underestimating the challenges before us, or the desires of the enemies of peace to continue threatening the Afghan people and their government. The entire coalition is steadfast in our resolve and ever-more confident that the government of Afghanistan is up to the tasks that lie ahead.
ISAF remains committed to stopping acts of terror together with Afghan National Security Forces in order to build a secure environment that promotes lasting peace and prosperity for the Afghan people.