Amid a wave of targeted killings in the Afghan capital Kabul, an officer from the 111th Capital Division of the Afghan National Army (ANA) was gunned down on Wednesday near his base in Pul-e-Charkhi area which is located east of Kabul.
The officer was on his way home from the mosque.
Also on Wednesday, unknown armed men shot and killed a retired colonel in PD5 of Kabul.
Statistics show that at least 8 people have been killed in targeted acts of violence in the capital over the past ten days.
According to the Ministry of Interior, 22 military officers have been killed in the country in targeted acts of killing over the past one month. Of the figure, 8 incidents have occurred in Kabul in the past ten days.
“They were standing here when the mullah reached here, they fired at him three times,” said Neknam Gul, a resident in the area.
“The situation is critical, poor people are martyred each day,” said Rahmatullah Hamza, a resident in the area.
On Wednesday, retired colonel Toofan Tarakai and Hanifullah Khaksar, the former guard for the Badghis police, were killed by unknown armed men in Kabul.
“There is no security,” said Ahmad Sahil Noori, a resident in Kabul.
“The security situation gets worse each day; they kill the people in front of the police station,” said Mohammad Aqa, a resident of Kabul.
This comes two months after the First Vice President Amrullah Saleh announced he is taking responsibility for the security of Kabul for the near future. But residents in the capital city have said that fatal attacks continue.