Taliban Kills Afghan Man Who Awarded Medal of Bravery to Trump    

VOA | 5/28/2018 | Staff
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WASHINGTON —

An Afghan man, who awarded a Medal of Bravery to U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year, has been killed by Taliban.

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Zabihullah Mujahid a Taliban spokesperson in a tweet Sunday took responsibility for the attack. “One of those criminals who had taken a medal to U.S. President Trump is killed in the blast in Logar. His name is Gul Nabi who had designed the medal.”

Afghan officials criticized the targeted killing of civilians who “support the policy of peace.”

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“Taliban cannot justify this act of terror under Islamic or any other laws. They target whoever serves humanity,” General Mohammad Radmanish, a spokesperson for Afghan Defense Ministry, told VOA.

“The man they killed was not alone. All of the people of Logar were with him when they decided to award Donald Trump with the Medal of Bravery,” he added.

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According to Afghan officials, Nabi was killed after a bomb in his car exploded Thursday.

With the help of some other tribal elders, Gul Nabi had prepared the gold medal and awarded it to President Trump for what they said was his strict policy against Pakistan.

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According to a tribal elder, on Jan. 13, in a community gathering, more than 300 participants agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president. The text on the medal inscribed in gold reads: “Bravery medal, on behalf of the people of Afghanistan to Donald Trump, the President of the U.S.”

The medal was reportedly sent to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 13.

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In his first tweet of 2018, Trump said: “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven...
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