Kabul residents and a number of military commentators on Saturday strongly criticized the Afghan intelligence agencies and the security institutions for their failure to provide security for the people in the capital city, saying Kabul witnessed 14 IED blasts over the past ten days targeting government vehicles.
In the latest incident, a top officer of the Ministry of Defense and his driver were wounded after an IED hit their vehicle in PD16 of Kabul city.
“The honorable officer has experienced some shock. His driver and other colleagues who were wounded have been shifted to a 400-bed hospital,” said Yousuf Ahmadi, a relative of the officer.
“We are being destroyed, everyone who dies their families become devastated,” said Gula Jan, a resident in Kabul.
“When there is negligence, there are more tragedies,” said Sherzai, a resident in Kabul.
“There are vacuums within the security institutions and these vacuums undermine the prevention of these blasts, there are circles who do not want the people to live in peace,” said Hussain Ahmad, a resident in Kabul.
Last week a similar blast targeted government vehicles in PD11 and an attack on an NDS vehicle in PD16 resulted in injuries to at least ten military personnel and civilians.
“The fundamental aspect behind the recent blasts in Kabul, insecurities and IED blasts is rooted in the poor management and in the lack of a working strategy in Afghanistan’s security agencies,” said military expert Jawed Kohistani.
The parliament has summoned the security officials to speak to the fragile security situation in Kabul, but the security officials have failed to appear before the lawmakers four times over the past few weeks.