Four policemen and a number of staff from the Interior Ministry’s Crime Investigation Department as well as the NDS lost their lives in the Kabul explosions.
Deadly Bombings Claim The Lives Of Senior Officials
On Tuesday, Afghanistan witnessed four deadly bombings – two in Kabul, one in Helmand and another in Kandahar – which claimed the lives of dozens of people, of whom most were civilians.
However, a number of high ranking officials and foreign diplomats were among those killed in the tragic incidents.
Four police force members and a number of staff from the Interior Ministry’s Crime Investigation Department as well as National Directorate of Security (NDS) forces lost their lives in the Kabul explosions.
Qais Totakhail was a CID officer who was killed in the Kabul blasts in Darulaman Road.
He graduated from Kabul Police Academy five years ago and had been serving at the CID office.
“He served at 7th zone. They wanted to prevent the attack but they couldn’t. He was martyred and other people were also martyred,” said Mohammad Tahir Totakhail, Qais’ father.
Safa Khan, head of NDS’ 7th zone and Rohullah Wasiq Andarabi, deputy chief of NDS Kabul zone are also among the dead.
“We investigate an incident when it has occurred and we try to find out whether police are responsible or they have committed negligence in their duty. But in Tuesday’s attacks, unfortunately four police force members were killed and four others were wounded,” said Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for Interior Ministry.
Meanwhile, the Kandahar blast left 11 officials dead and 16 wounded. Among those killed were five United Arab Emirates diplomats.
Afghan officials killed included Baz Mohammad Jawzjani, an MP from Jawzjan, who went to Kandahar on an official trip.
His relatives are waiting for his body in Kabul.
“He [Jawzjani] represented the people at the parliament for more than 10 years. He did good services and people were happy with him,” said Mohammad Sharif Sharifi, a member of Jawzjan provincial council.
The deputy governor of Kandahar Abdul Ali Shamsi, Faryab senator Sarajuddin Safari, Afghan diplomat in Washington Yama Quraishi and Shah Ahmad Saeed head of Kandahar foreign affairs department were other high ranking officials who lost their lives in the Kandahar attack.