As a result of the rise in explosions in Kabul, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) asked the Islamic Emirate to provide security for Kabul citizens during the days of the Ashura Ritual.
On Twitter, UNAMA said that the recent explosions in Kabul resulted in more than 120 deaths and injuries.
“Following the Islamic State-claimed blasts in Kabul in recent days that killed and injured more than 120 people, the UN family in Afghanistan urges greater security for minorities so that Ashura can be marked without further attacks,” UNAMA tweeted.
The UNAMA response comes after a bus in Kabul was hit by a landmine on Sunday in the most recent incident. Witnesses to the incident report that at least three people were killed and over 10 civilians were injured.
“We went there and picked up the wounded, at first, I saw a woman with a child fall on the ground,” said Abdul Khaliq Wakili, director of the Qala-e-Hazaraha hospital of Chendawel.
Meanwhile, some Ashura mourners are concerned about the increase in blasts in Kabul city.
“Compared to past years, fifty percent of mourning rituals have been affected,” Abdul Aziz, a resident of Kabul, told TOLOnews.
“It is the responsibility of the Islamic Emirate to ensure the security of the people,” another resident of Kabul told TOLOnews.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the recent events, especially Friday's explosion in Kabul.
“The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the bomb attack on Friday 5th August 2022 in the Sar-e-Kariz area in the 6th security district of the Afghan capital,” the OIC said in a statement.
According to security officials' figures, six explosions happened in Kabul over the course of the last six days, resulting in the death of 14 people and injuries to more than 40 others.