A considerable number of people in Kabul reported on Sunday they are immensely concerned about the rising level of insecurity and lack of safety in the capital city.

Kabul residents claim that they have been witnessing murder cases, target killing, and armed robberies almost every night across the capital city, and the number is rising.  

Ordinary people say that most of the murder cases and killings happen as the target person opposes to handover his valuable belongings to the looters. A group of unidentified armed men killed Zakir Hussein, a security guard at a private company in Kabul, according to his relatives.

“This is not the first case, armed men have stolen our money and other valuable items eighth times already,” said some employees of the company.

According to Ali, an employee of the company, we have recognized the thieves and handed them over to the police; however, the police did not act on time to prevent the killing. Worst of all, the accident took place close to a police checkpoint, but the perpetrators escaped, says people.

“Kabul residents’ patience has already overflowed when it comes to deteriorating security in the streets and allies of the city,” said one resident. He further added, “if the government fails to provide security, it should allow ordinary people to act.”

“The incident is under investigation, and the initial results reveal that no stealing happened in the area, and the motivation of the killing is not clear,” said Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman for the Kabul police.


  • Nizam Rezahi is an editor and content writer to The Khaama Press News Agency.