Criminal activity, particularly of armed robbery, has recently surged in Kabul, residents said.
However, the Kabul security department denied the rise in criminal activities in the capital.
Ikramullah, 23, was killed by armed robbers in Arzan Kemat area of PD 12. The robbers took away Ikramullah’s car. He was a student in the engineering faculty in Nangarhar University.
“We don’t have personal hostility with anyone. When we reached the area, my son was lying down and his car was stolen,” said Ghulam Sakhi Lodeen, Ikramullah’s father.
The family members of Ikramullah called on the Islamic Emirate to hold the perpetrators accountable.
“They are drug-addicted people. They bring a pistol and put it on the people and tell them to 'pull out your phone and money,'” said Taj Mohammad Faqiri, a resident of Kabul.
“I call on the government to provide security and assess the checkpoints,” said Parwiz, a resident of Kabul.
The residents of Kabul called on the Islamic Emirate to launch night patrols and increase the number of security checkpoints.
“The Islamic Emirate may increase the number of checkpoints,” a resident said.
A spokesman for the Kabul security department, Khalid Zadran, said that the criminal activities have dropped compared to before.
“The criminal activities have dropped over the past year compared to before. The people are cooperating with us. We have arrested many criminals and brought them to justice. The '100' phone number of the police is active. The residents can contact us through it,” he said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said it had registered more than 8,700 criminal activities over the past one year.