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Kabul attack causes huge financial losses as well

Kabul attack causes huge financial losses as well

May 31, 2017 - 18:44

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): In addition to causing heavy casualties, Wednesday’s deadly truck bombing in capital Kabul also inflicted huge financial losses on residents.

The attack destroyed walls, doors and windowpanes of several nearby government, nongovernment and residential buildings.

At least 80 people were killed and 463 others wounded in the massive suicide truck bombing in Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul in the morning.

The German Embassy and Eagger Camp of foreign forces are also located close to the incident area.

A Pajhwok Afghan News reporter, who visited the area after the attack, said that windowpanes, doors and some parts of buildings in Kolola Pushta, Taimani Watt, Qala-i-Fatullah, Shahr-i-Naw, Deh Afghanan, Macro Ryan, Sherpor, and BiBi Mehro areas had been shattered by the impact of the blast.

The flying window glasses and doors also left some people injured.

Nasir Ahmad, owner of Koh Barakat Company in Ansari Square, located around three kilometers from the incident area, told Pajhwok that a large number of glasses, fridges, thermoses, ice machines and different other dishes of his company were destroyed. He claiming suffering around $4,000 loss as a result of the blast.

Shafiq, a resident of Shahr-i-Naw area, also said several window glasses of his home were shattered in the incident.

Meanwhile, Haji Ghulam Rassoul, owner of a restaurant in BiBi Mehro area, said the explosion was very powerful as it collapsed the roof of his restaurant and injured one of his workers.

He built the restaurant about two months ago and is yet back pack loan he had obtained from friends for the restaurant’s construction. All windows of his restaurant had been damaged, he added.

Khalid, who owns a mobile phone shop in Deh Afghanan area, said five of his mobile devices were broken in the incident. He said many other shops at his neighborhood had also suffered financial losses.

Kabul residents, who suffered losses in the incident, asked the government leaders to take serious measures for preventing such deadly attacks in future.

On the other hand, hundreds of Kabul residents were seen searching for their missing relatives after the blast in Kabul Emergency Hospital, Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, Ibn-i-Sina Hospital and other healthcare centers.

The Pajhwok reporter, who visited many hospitals, said hundreds of people had gathered in front of these hospitals, with womeninfo-icon and children crying over the corpses of their beloved ones killed in the incident.


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