KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 2:   Firefighters drive one of their new trucks back to the station after extinguishing a fire at a restaurant on September 2, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The Kabul Fire Department has undergone rapid development since the US led invasion, receiving western training and modern equipment.  But the service they provide is hampered by poor infrastructure and a lack of public awareness on fire safety. (Jonathan Saruk/Getty Images)A huge fire swept through a wood market in capital Kabul on Sunday.

The incident took place in Shodai Saliheen, in the 8th district of Kabul city with thick black fume covering the area.

The incident has reportedly incurred huge financial loss and fire fighting teams have been deployed in the area to extinguish the fire.

This comes as several shops were partially damaged and after a fire swept through a shop and a warehouse in one of the Kabul markets earlier in January this year.

The incident took place in Qwai Markaz area of Kabul city which incurred a financial loss of 14 millions AFS.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.