Increasing terrorist attacks spell fear among Afghans

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-21 18:52:17|Editor: xuxin
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KABUL, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan people are worrying about their living conditions and the future of their children as terrorist attacks have unprecedentedly increased over the past few months.

Anti-government militants have intensified indiscriminate violent offensives mostly in the shape of suicide attack which mostly claim the lives of civilians including women and children.

At least eight people, mostly civilians were killed and over 100 others including 51 schoolchildren wounded early this month in a suicide car bomb in Kabul, for which the Taliban outfit claimed responsibility.

A sticky bomb tore through a bus carrying civil workers of a company in Kabul, killing and wounding over two dozen people early June this year.

Dozens of people, mostly civilians had also been killed and wounded during Taliban attacks in the eastern Ghazni and western Ghor Afghan provinces couple of months ago, while hundreds of households have been forced to leave their houses for safer places in eastern Kunar province due to bloody clashes between Taliban and the rival Islamic State group.

Similarly, a car-bomb attack near the Kabul University on Friday left at least eight people, including two of the university's students and a taxi driver dead and more than 30 others injured.

Suraya Raiszada, a Kabul resident, who usually takes her nephew to school every day, told Xinhua that she didn't dare anymore to escort her small nephew to school due to growing bomb blasts and suicide attacks in the city.

"My nephew, Ahmad Masih, needs me to help him join school as his father leaves for work, early morning, and I several times witnessed deadly terrorist incidents on my way to the child's school, so I don't know what to do," Suraya regretted.

Shukria Kohistan, another Kabul resident, said she was scared many times by increasing suicide attacks and bombings, when leaving for office.

"I am a journalist and have to cover events under my routine works for a government newspaper, but this is too difficult to continue my job, due to increasing terrorist attacks in the country," lamented the young woman.