Amid an unprecedented increase in armed robberies in the city of Kabul, a doctor was stabbed to death in Kabul’s PD18 on Sunday after a group of armed men attacked a clinic. The doctor's brother, also at the clinic, was wounded.
Armed robberies are occurring nearly every day in Kabul. Some of them are not officially reported, but many are posted on social media where people comment that Kabul has changed into a city of “horror” and that nowhere is safe.
In less than 24 hours, two people were killed and two others were wounded in violent criminal incidents in Kabul, which included the death of the physician, who was laid to rest on Monday.
Kabul Police Chief Juma Gul Himmat said controlling the situation will not be possible without the cooperation of the people.
“We call on Kabul residents to cooperate with us and help us arrest criminals by sending information to us,” Himmat said at a press conference on Monday, adding that a new program will be implemented for the city’s security.
Police figures show that at least 4,000 suspects have been arrested for alleged crimes over the past month.
The family of the slain doctor, Sayed Muzaffar Haidari, said the government is failing to ensure people’s safety in the city, and residents are fed up with the situation.
“He used to say that everyone was happy with his work,” said Bibi Zahra, mother of Haidari.
“His murderer should be punished,” said Sediqa, mother-in-law of Haidari.
Haidari was also planning to hold his wedding ceremony in the coming weeks, according to his family. He graduated from Kabul Medial University and was working at Parwan state hospital.
His brother, Sayed Ali Haidari, who was also wounded in the incident, said that his brother was working hard to settle his life and serve the people.
“We want nothing,” Ali said. “The only thing we want is security, only safety.”
“The security charter was announced but it is not implemented,” said Zia Hashimi, a Kabul resident.