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A mother who lost 3 sons worried about grandchildren future

Security & Crime




A mother who lost 3 sons worried about grandchildren future

Aug 24, 2016 - 20:44

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): A resident of Tagab district in central Kapisa province says her three sons had been killed by militants but no government department or charity organisation provided her assistance.

Refusing to provide her name, the woman said the armed rebels captured his son and took him to a mountainside and killed him mercilessly.

She said they searched for her son who was missing and finally they came to know he had been killed by insurgents.

“They (rebels) kept my son hostage in a mosqueinfo-icon and later took him to a mountainous area and killed him,” she added.

“After 25 days, we were informed that my son has been killed and his body was dumped at the bottom of the mountain,” she recalled.

As she found her son’s body with his hands and legs fastened to a chain, she fell unconscious.

Her other two sons who owned shops in the district bazaar had been receiving death threats from insurgents on a daily basis, the woman said.

The two secretly joined the Afghan Local Police (ALP) force to protect themselves from insurgents. She, however, said their post was often attacked by militants and she would pray for the safety of her sons.

“One day a crowd of people was approaching my home. I had heard the news that some ALP personnel had been killed, but I did not know they include my two sons. The people coming to my home carried two coffins.”

“I ran barefoot towards the coffins and removed the shawls and saw they were my sons dead. I went unconscious and after few hours when I came to senses I saw my sons’ bodies had multiple bullet holes. It was not less than doomsday in my life,” said the grief- stricken mother.

After the death of her three sons, she lost hope and wished to die, but what bothered her most was thinking about the future of her daughters-in-laws and grandchildren.

She said she was infected with various diseases and the government had never assisted her family despite enduring the unspeakable hardships.

She said her daughters in laws and grandchildren had lost their breadwinners and there was no one left in the family to feed them.

She said the government had only issued orphan cards to her grandchildren but that was insufficient to overcome their problems.

Saifullah, a resident of the area, acknowledged the problems the family faced. He said the family deserved a lot of help and the government was not providing them complete support.


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