The city of Kabul was covered with a deep silence with residents worried about their safety, following two attacks carried out by at least seven suicide attackers in two separate parts of the city.
The first attack was carried out at the PD13 Police Headquarters’ building in Dasht-e-Barchi area, while the second happened about an hour later at the PD10 Police Headquarters’ compound in Shahr-e-Naw in downtown Kabul.
The first attack ended after a few hours when two attackers were killed by police force members. However, the second attack was still ongoing by Wednesday evening.
Many roads were closed to traffic and places which normally were busy, seemed empty.
This time two parts of Kabul city were attacked. Some residents said they are worried about their lives when they go out of the home.
“Everyone who crosses here seems shocked and worried. I did not go out of my home today. Roaming in the city is difficult nowadays,” said Khaibarullah, a resident of Kabul.
Chman Ali, a small fast food shop owner, said he works there with his son, but he did not have customers on Wednesday.
“We come here and see people who are concerned, very concerned. All of them are worried,” Ali told TOLOnews.
A taxi driver who stopped his car near the Emergency Hospital in downtown Kabul said he witnessed the transfer of wounded to the health facility, instead of seeing people doing shopping in the markets.
“It is a week in which people are scared, when they want to visit Shahr-e-Naw area, but we don’t have other options except working here with fear,” Obaidullah, a taxi driver, told TOLOnews.
Another resident said Kabul was in “deep silence” following the two attacks and he will not vote in the coming elections.
“(Chief Executive Abdullah) Abdullah is at his home but it is our youth who lose their lives. They ask the people to cooperate. I have cooperated with government by sending my son to the police lines,” said Qorban, a shopkeeper in Kabul.