Amid a resurgence in targeted attacks in Kabul, a journalist (who was also a prosecutor) and a prosecutor were both killed and a student was wounded in an attack by gunmen in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Sunday.
Toofan Omari was head of Sadai Paktia Radio.
Omari, who was the third son in his family, also worked as a prosecutor at Bagram Prison. He was killed in an attack by gunmen on Sunday.
“They opened the coffin. I kissed his face. The bullet hit his head,” Omari’s mother Najiba Safi said.
“My brother was a journalist… My other brother was also a journalist and a security officer. My other brother was a prosecutor,” said Swita, Omari's sister, referring to the death of her two other brothers before Omari's killing.
Omari's mother said that he was the breadwinner for four of his nephews and despite threats against him he was not interested in leaving the country.
“Last night he argued with me. He left home without saying goodbye the next morning. I asked him to resign. He did not agree,” his mother said.
“I know all of them. There is a lot of inattention in this country,” said Bibi Khadija, Omari’s aunt.
Omari was traveling with his colleague, also a prosecutor, from Bagram prison to Kabul when they were attacked by gunmen. Omari resisted, according to his family, but both men were killed.
“They were attacked from various sides,” said Samandar Omari, Omari’s brother.
Meanwhile, one civilian was killed, and two security force members and a young man were wounded, in an explosion in the Bagrami area of Kabul on Monday morning.
“He was a shopkeeper. He used to go to his shop in the morning and return in the evening,” said Gul Rasul, a family member of the victim.
Sources said that five people have been killed in targeted attacks in Kabul in the last three days. Dawa Khan Menapal, head of the Afghan government’s media and information center, was killed on Friday. A religious scholar and a security force member and two others were killed in similar attacks in the last two days.