The Meshrano Jirga (senate) is set to hear from the Afghan security officials next week about last week’s insurgents’ attack on military hospital in Kabul.
Senators will also hear testimony over the ongoing threats facing the nation from the terrorists following a series of attacks in the capital city over the past few weeks.
On Wednesday, five Daesh insurgents stormed Sardar Mohammad Daud military hospital in Kabul, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others.
The attack on the highly-guarded hospital sparked major controversy in the country over how the infiltration of insurgents.
This comes at a time that the Wolesi Jirga (lower house of parliament) was due to question the security officials over the attack on the military hospital, however the summoning of the security officials was later postponed till Monday.
“In the view of the importance of this issue, we will convene the meeting tomorrow (Monday). We hope to see the majority of the members in attendance,” said speaker of the parliament Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi.
“This is a crime. Regional intelligence and certain elements within the system were involved in the attack, because without their involvement, such an attack was impossible,” said senator Gul Ahmad Azami.
Amid speculation over the infiltration of insurgents into the hospital, senators have blamed regional intelligence and certain elements within the system of plotting the deadly attacks.
“In the attack, outstanding generals, doctors and youths were killed and it is very difficult to fill their gaps. People need answers about this,” said senator Gulalai Akbari.
“We expect the government to inform the people about the realities behind the incident. We have tasked the security and defense commission to follow the case and raise it in the Tuesday session of the house,” said senator Fazel Hadi Muslimyar.
This comes at a time that in the past the Afghan parliament summoned the security officials over security lapses in the country. Some MPs argue that the nepotism by some lawmakers about the impeachment of security officials is hindering the legislative body to contribute something positive in the fragile security climate of the country.