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Protestors Wounded As Police Open Fire On Crowds

At least eight protesters were injured in the latest shooting during Friday’s demonstration in Kabul city, an eyewitness told TOLOnews. 

According to a TOLOnews journalist at the scene, heavy gunfire broke out as police tried to disperse the crowds. 

He said: “It is chaos here,” adding that injured protestors had been loaded into cars and taken to hospital. 

One angry protestor said police “deliberately opened fire on them”. 

Hundreds of people are trying to march on the Presidential Palace and are coming in from different directions, said TOLOnews journalist Samim Faramarz adding that police are trying to block them. 

This comes after police detained at least six protestors and confiscated their phones. When asked why they were being detained, police said it was for “cursing the president”. 

Hundreds of people marched from different areas of the city to Zanbaq Square – the site of Wednesday’s deadly explosion – and then on to the Presidential Palace. 

Angry crowds, chanting “down with Ghani’s government” also threw stones at police, reported Faramarz. 

This comes after Wednesday’s deadly truck bombing that killed over 100 people and wounded hundreds more. 

The bombing took place in a busy part of the city during rush hour traffic. 

Since then groups of people have been carrying out protests in the city in condemnation of the attack. 

Afghanistan

Protestors Wounded As Police Open Fire On Crowds

As angry protestors tried to reach the Presidential Palace in Kabul, police opened fire in a bid to disperse them. 

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At least eight protesters were injured in the latest shooting during Friday’s demonstration in Kabul city, an eyewitness told TOLOnews. 

According to a TOLOnews journalist at the scene, heavy gunfire broke out as police tried to disperse the crowds. 

He said: “It is chaos here,” adding that injured protestors had been loaded into cars and taken to hospital. 

One angry protestor said police “deliberately opened fire on them”. 

Hundreds of people are trying to march on the Presidential Palace and are coming in from different directions, said TOLOnews journalist Samim Faramarz adding that police are trying to block them. 

This comes after police detained at least six protestors and confiscated their phones. When asked why they were being detained, police said it was for “cursing the president”. 

Hundreds of people marched from different areas of the city to Zanbaq Square – the site of Wednesday’s deadly explosion – and then on to the Presidential Palace. 

Angry crowds, chanting “down with Ghani’s government” also threw stones at police, reported Faramarz. 

This comes after Wednesday’s deadly truck bombing that killed over 100 people and wounded hundreds more. 

The bombing took place in a busy part of the city during rush hour traffic. 

Since then groups of people have been carrying out protests in the city in condemnation of the attack. 

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