05 June 2017

News Story: Kabul Garrison Commander Warns Of Terror Threat

As hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning close to the Emergency Hospital in downtown Kabul, the city’s garrison commander called on the public to stay away from demonstrations in the next few days due to the “sensitive security situation.”

Kabul’s Garrison Commander, Lt. Gen. Gul Nabi Ahmadzai, warned the public at a press conference late Friday night that they had information that terrorist organizations were planning attacks at such gatherings and demonstrations.

However, on Saturday people continued to arrive at the scene of Friday night’s sit-in vigil, at the Ankara Circle close to the Emergency Hospital, which is between Wazir Akbar Khan and Share Naw.

Reports have emerged that the Enlightenment Movement has also joined the demonstrators.

TOLOnews journalist Karim Amini who was reporting from the area said demonstrators are angry about Friday’s shooting, as well as Wednesday’s bombing and with government’s failure to ensure security in the capital.  

Amini said that numbers were swelling Saturday as protesters continued to arrive.

Read the full story at TOLOnews