KABUL (Staff Report) – A central ceremony was held in Afghan capital Kabul as Afghanistan is celebrating 96th Independence Day today (Wednesday).
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During the ceremony where most people wore traditional Afghan dresses the President Ashraf Ghani was presented with a guard of honor, for the first time since Nato forces ended their decade long combat in the region.
Throughout the country youth took onto streets to commemorate the war of 1919 when British colonial forces were pushes to withraw their invasion on August 19 in the leadership of King Ghazi Amanullah.
Many others left their hearty greetings to Afghan nation on micro-blogging website Twitter.
Happy Independence Day to Afghanistan. My warmest wishes are with President @ashrafghani, his government and citizens.
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) August 19, 2015
The Australian Embassy sends its best regards to the people of Afghanistan on Afghan Independence Day
— Aus in Afghanistan (@AusEmbAfg) August 19, 2015
Happy Independence Day #Afghanistan! Inshallah one day we will celebrate real independence again…until then let’s just pretend, shall we?
— Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi (@WasHasNaz) August 19, 2015
Azaday wraz de mubarak sha! Happy (belated) Independence Day Afghanistan! Warmest of my wishes to Afghan sisters, who’ve suffered the most.
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) August 19, 2015
— Iqbal Khattak (@khattak63) August 19, 2015
Happy Independence Day team Afghanistan Zandabad Graaan Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/pbNmxpixQy
— Maiwand Afghan (@maiwand_afghan) August 18, 2015