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Kabul activists collect blood for Kunduz victims

Kabul activists collect blood for Kunduz victims

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Oct 05, 2015 - 19:27

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon activists have erected tents in capital Kabul in order to collect blood for the victims of the conflict in northern Kunduz province.

Gathering in Zarnagar Park, the activists asked international community to help the people of Kunduz and urged the government to sack security officials of the northern province who had committed negligence in duty.

“We are donating blood here and also persuading others to come and donate for our security forces and the people of Kunduz. We also ask well-off people to help those in need,” said Samira Daraee, an activist.

The Talibaninfo-icon captured Kunduz City last week in a multi-pronged attack, but they were pushed back in a counter-offensive to re-take the city which remained in control of the rebels for three days.

Thousands of Kunduz residents have been displaced to other provinces including Kabul, where they are living in dire conditions and need food, shelter and clothes.

“We condemn the Kunduz incident and demand thorough investigation form the government. The security officials of the province should be prosecuted and the security sector ministers be sacked,” Daraee added.

She said the government should currently put aside focusing on Daesh and concentrate on Taliban since the group was a bigger threat to the country.

Arash Barez, one of the volunteers who donated blood, said: “We have no guns, but with donating our blood we announce our support and empathy with the people of Kunduz.”

He urged businessmen and traders to donate aid to the displaced families and those in dire need of food.

Fahim Farawak, another activist, said: “Our people should send their one time meal money to the people of Kunduz. This may rescue a life and could at least clean tears of a Kunduzi child.”

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