Tight security measurements have been taken for celebrating the Independence Day in capital Kabul, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.
General Abdul Rahman, commander of the garrison said in a press conference that a commission was formed for this purpose that has well prepared its programs and plans.
He assured citizens that there is no security vacuum saying that additional security forces have been deployed across the city.
General Abdul Rahman further said that there is good cooperation among all of the security organs but Kabul residents need to assist in case of seeing anything suspicious.
Afghanistan is celebrating its 96th Independence Day less than two weeks after its capital was rocked by deadly suicide bombings.
At least 15 people were killed and more than 400 others wounded when a car bomb blasted in civilian populated Shah Shaheed area of Kabul city earlier this month.
The suicide car bombing was followed by another suicide attack at Kabul’s police academy leaving 26 cadets killed. This was followed by a militant attack on a coalition facility that left a foreign soldier and eight contractors killed.
All three attacks took place in less than 24 hrs period.