The Central Bank says that it has handed the GPS information and CCTV recordings to security agencies to probe this month’s attack on its employees, but security agencies are not providing details in this respect.
The commission on access to information said on Monday that the information and the footage should be given to the media and it should be made public to reveal the details of the attack that happened on Nov. 7 and killed three employees of the Central Bank including former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash.
The office of the First Vice President Amrullah Saleh said the details of the investigation about the incident are not made public due to being a “classified operation” but Saleh said in his daily meeting with security officials that there isn’t any progress in this regard so far.
Two weeks ago, in the 21st daily meeting with security officials Saleh said that at least 2 kilograms of RDX explosives were used in the attack and was placed near the fuel tank of the vehicle.
“I don’t want to speculate and it depends on a case by case basis and even if you investigate seriously, there are always doubts many of the perpetrators but what I can say is that there are a lot of spoilers everywhere, there are people who have financial, political or ideological interests to derail the peace process and we have to make sure that this is not happening, EU Ambassador to Afghanistan Andreas von Brandt said in an interview with TOLOnews when asked about targeted attacks in Kabul and other provinces.
Reporters could not get the comments of the acting governor of the Central Bank, Ajmal Ahmadi, despite multiple attempts.
Journalists said the CCTV footage should be given to media outlets to find out that where the explosives were placed on the vehicle.
“We have repeatedly said that they have to provide on-time information to the media so that they can share it with the people,” said Hamdullah Arbab, member of the commission of access to information.
“The probe team should share information with the people even if their investigation does not have progress,” said Abdul Rahman Wardak, an MP.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The details of the attack have remained unclear so far.