Kabul residents sharply criticized security departments on Friday over the increase of criminal incidents in the city and said they are tired of armed robberies, kidnapping and targeted killings.
A family living in Kot-e-Sangi area of Kabul city said armed men tried to kidnap their son-in-law.
Kart-e-Parwan residents meanwhile complain about the high number of armed robberies in their area.
“Robberies have increased in this area,” said Daud, a shopkeeper.
According to Kart-e-Parwan residents, thieves even steal from shops that do not have valuable items.
“(One morning) when I opened my shop, I saw that nothing was left. They had taken all my money,” Lala Jan, another shopkeeper said.
Meanwhile, Kabul police chief, Shah Hussain Frogh said if criminal incidents do not decrease in the city, the commander of the relevant department will be fired.
“We have told Police Departments that in any police department if crime increases, the commander of the station will lose his job,” said Frogh.
Throughout Kabul, crime occurs, resident have said.
Ahmad Sana is a resident of Qala Musa area of Kabul. His car was stolen in broad daylight recently while visiting relatives.
“We ate lunch and after 10 minutes, when I came out, I saw my car was not there,” Sana said.
“Three days ago we reported a thief to police, but two days later I saw him in the area,” said Haji Abdul Karim, a resident of Qala Musa.
Qala Musa residents said police are also involved in robberies and they work with thieves.