A book fair was held in Kabul on Saturday at Salem Ezadyar Square (formerly Zanbaq Square) – the scene of May’s deadly truck bombing – in commemoration of Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Protesters, led by the Uprising for Change Movement, held a sit-in protest at the square for weeks after the attack.
Saturday’s exhibition, was organized by the same movement and a publishing company and was for one day only.
The exhibition was held to mark the start of Martyrs Week and the 16th death anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud.
Organizers of the exhibition said holding such cultural programs was needed and that it would help end violence in the country.
Books were also on sale for visitors to the exhibition, and everyone who bought a book got 40 percent discount.