Zalmay Wardak, a former Afghan national army general, a military analyst and possible candidate for upcoming parliamentary elections, was mysteriously murdered at his residence in Kabul on Thursday night.
Kabul police said the cause of the murder seems to be personal enmity and that police have arrested his driver in connection to the incident.
“How the criminals and enemies of religion and the country dare to commit killing and murder of innocent people?” asked Farooq Wardak, minister of state for parliamentary affairs.
Meanwhile, residents in Kabul have accused security institutions of failure to ensure the safety of the people.
“it should be investigated that how he was murdered. This is dangerous and could spread to others if it is not prevented,” said military analyst Abdul Wahid Taqat.
“Police swiftly reached to the scene after getting the report, but the criminals had escaped. Investigation is ongoing,” said Nusrat Rahimi, Interior Ministry's deputy spokesman.
In another incident, dead body of a 15-year-old boy was found in PD6 area in Kabul. Residents said the victim had been killed by his parents.
Statistcs by Kabul police show that 15 cases of murder and 10 IED blasts were reported in Kabul over last month.