Jalalabad presents a gloomy picture after bombing
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Latest suicide bombing and explosion that rocked Jalalabad City, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province, have sent shock waves and fears among the residents.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul Bank building, leaving 34 persons dead and 127 others injured in Jalalabad City on Saturday morning, a doctor at the provincial civil hospital had said.
Usually Jalalabad is a crowded city at day time as it is the capital of second highly populated province of the country. But less people were seen on the streets on Sunday following the tragic incident.
Smiullah, a shopkeeper, said: “Today, I could not dare to open my shop due to fear and similar blasts.”
Most of the people on social media condemned the Jalalabad bombing and posted black colour pictures to show their grief.
Soon after the explosions, Ahmad Zia Abdulzia, the governor’s spokesman, told reporters that security was on a high alert in the province to prevent similar incidents. He said situations were gradually returning to normalcy and people were coming back to work.
Separately, civil society activists have also condemned the Jalalabad suicide bombing and urged warring parties to prevent civilian casualties.
Some civil society activists held peaceful protest and offered prayers for the departed souls.
Head of the National Movement Party Ismail Yun recited the condemnation letter. He said: “We denounce the yesterday’s bombing and want the government to take tangible steps to stop such attacks in future. We pray to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.”
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