On Friday, Afghan police fired aerial gunshots and water cannon on dozens of protesters to stop them from marching on the presidential palace for demanding the resignation of government for catastrophic truck bombing that killed 90 people and wounded hundred of people.
After that incident, On Wednesday Public anger has mounted into a brazen attack and created a deadliest in the city since 2001, which was launched from an explosives laden sewage tanker that tore a massive crater in the ground.
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The protesters rise up with a anti government slogans and Death to the Taliban that gathered near the bombing site and prompte police to fire into the air and launch a water cannon because some protesters were trying to cross a security limits across the city.
This deadliest incident happened during the holy month of Ramadan which highlighted the ability of militants to attack in the most secure district of capital, which is considered as home to the and foreign embassies and presidential palace that are enveloped in a maze of concrete blast walls.
Angry protesters demanded answers from the government for the perceived intelligence failure which lead to the deadly assault and underscores insecurity in Afghanistan. During, a civil society activist, Rahila Jafari said during the protest, ” In Wednesday’s deadly attack our brothers and sisters were martyred and our leaders are doing nothing to stop this carnage.”
A government source told AFP, in apparent retaliation to the assault that Ashraf Ghani, Afghan President is expected to approve the execution of 11 Taliban and Haqqani prisoners. The Taliban currently in the midst of their annual spring offensive denied from their involvement. The Haqqani Network thought to have ties to Pakistan’s shadowy military establishment, which is led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is also the deputy leader of Taliban.
There has been number of attacks carried out attacks in Kabul including the 2008 Indian embassy bombing in which almost 60 people were killed and more than 400 people were injured and the injured peoples get admitted into hospital hallways. Many people were still searching for missing relatives.
Officials of Health ministry warned some victims as they may never be identified as their bodies were torn into pieces or some of them are badly burned out so they are not able to recognize.