10 June 2017

News Story: Businesses in Kabul suffer as sit-in continues

KABUL, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Businesses have suffered as a demonstration-turned sit-in entered its eighth day on Friday in Afghan capital Kabul as many shops have remained closed over the past few days.

"I am in lose over the past few days as few people dare to come to the market and go shopping," a shopkeeper Ahmad Haroon told Xinhua on Friday.

Since a deadly truck bombing in Kabul on May 31 which left more than 150 people dead and injured more than 400 others which sparked people's anger and triggered massive demonstrations, several markets and shops have remained closed as protesters continued to sit-in on several roads and streets.

"Since early morning I am wandering on Kabul streets to find travelers and earn some money but all in vain, because few people dare to come out of their home," a taxi driver Mahboub told Xinhua.

Read the full story at Xinhua