Four people killed after explosions at Kabul funeral
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 0:02
Kabul city was on lockdown Saturday with armed checkpoints and armored vehicles patrolling the streets to prevent a repeat of Friday's protests.
Isis is fighting its rival and the government while attempting to expand its "Wilayat Khorasan" branch and launching a series of deadly terror attacks, including the massacre of more than 50 people at a Kabul hospital in March. "We must be strong and united", he said.
A spokesperson for the interior ministry said the cause of the explosions was not known, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Ghani's coalition partner - the government's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah - put out a video message saying the administration was ready to sit down for talks with the protesters. "I also saw that the father of the dead man was injured". "There were parts of human bodies everywhere".
More than 1,000 demonstrators, many carrying pictures of bomb victims, rallied in the morning near the site of the blast, which killed more than 80 people and wounded 460.
The protestors demonstrated in front of the Pakistan embassy and demanded that Pakistan be declared as a terror stake for its alleged role in the terrorist attack.
The slew of violence has increased tensions between Afghanistan's ethnic political groups.
His father is Senator Alam Ezadyar and it is thought the funeral was attended by government officials including members of Parliament.
The violence further complicates the situation confronting US and coalition officials as they work on plans expected to see an increase of between 3,000 and 5,000 in the number of foreign troops in Afghanistan.
"Holding peaceful demonstration is the right of all citizens but it is a matter of regret that security personnel open fire on peaceful protestors and turned it to violence".
Bilal Askaryar, another Afghan-American said all Pakistanis that care about humanity and their own people should plead to their government to stop their duplicitous actions. The statement was released after Friday's clashes but before the latest attacks on Saturday.
Footage of the explosions showed the consecutive blasts sending people running in all directions. At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed.