Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denounced the Taliban killing of civilians as "massacres of Muslims."
The comments follow a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on September 4 that killed 25 and injured 30.
In a written statement, Kazai said: "The enemy of Islam and of Afghanistan must understand that they will never succeed by pressuring the public through such brutal acts of terror to achieve their heinous goals."
Karzai also spoke to Haji Hamisha Gul, the district governor of Dur Baba, where the attack happened, and expressed his condolences and sympathies over the loss of his son and members of his community.
Late last month, Karzai traveled to southwestern Nimroz Province to sympathize with the victims of twin suicide attacks in a crowded bazaar that killed at least 36 people.