Ali Sina Zafari, a third-year student at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), was snubbed to death by armed men while showing resistance to hand over his personal computer and laptop on Saturday night, in the 13th district of Kabul City.

Ali Sina Zafari’s close relatives say that the horrifying incident occurred around 8:30 PM, while Zafari was on his way home. Zafari was pursuing Journalism at the American University of Afghanistan. In the meantime, he was working as a finance employee at one of the private companies in Kabul.

Zafari’s family members state that police arrived in the crime scene one and a half-hour after the incident took place, and the victim was already transferred to a private hospital. So far, nobody has claimed the responsibility of this killing.  

Meanwhile, social media users and social activists have launched a campaign titled “Kabul Is Not Safe” – while aiming to express their views about the ongoing murder cases and target-killings, they have accused police of being less proactive to provide security for civilians.

Ferdaws Faramarz, the Kabul police spokesperson, said police efforts are underway to arrest the perpetrators of the killing and deal with them accordingly.


  • Nizamuddin Rezahi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Specialization in Marketing Management and Communications from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) 2018. Mr. Rezahi served at DynCorp International as ‘Property Book Specialist’ in 2014 and at Kardan University as ‘Communication Specialist’ in 2019-2020. Currently, he works as a Technical Advisor/Consultant at SMP, focusing on generating quality content and monitoring the media about the Afghan peace process. He is a competent writer who loves writing on contemporary socio-economic and cultural issues, peace talk and conciliation process, and more.