03 June 2017

News Story: Concerns Raised Over How A Truck Bomb Reached Kabul City

By Karim Amini 

Questions have been raised as to how the sewerage tanker used in Wednesday’s deadly truck bombing managed to reach the heart of Kabul city laden with explosives. 

The blast site is just a few hundred meters from the Presidential Palace and the CEO’s office and in the immediate vicinity of numerous embassies. 

TOLOnews journalist Karim Amini looks at the possible routes the truck could have taken and at how many checkpoints the driver would have had to pass. 

The explosion took place just after Zanbaq Circle – where between 25 and 30 routes converge, while each route leading to the circle has between two and five check points. 

As such, the fact that this truck managed to reach the heart of the city has raised concerns among the public and MPs. 

“The security in Kabul is ensured by human force; and we should change this type of security into a security which is maintained by using technological capabilities plus human capacity. It is needed for all over the (Kabul) city,” said Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, former deputy minister of interior.

“This shows the weakness, failure and irresponsibility of security forces and in general of our government,” said Assadullah Saadati, MP.

Read the full story at TOLOnews