Hekmatyar dubs worsened Kabul security ‘unbearable’


KABUL: Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) party’s supreme leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, on Friday, expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in capital Kabul city, asking residents of the city to ensure security themselves.
Talking to a gathering marking the 41st anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Hekmatyar said that targeted killings and explosions happening on a daily basis was a matter of great concern. 
He said the current security situation in Kabul was no longer tolerable, and people of the capital should ensure their security.
Hekmatyar said that Kabul should be divided into 30 police districts, and each should be deployed with 200 police personnel. “This would help tighten the security situation of the city,” he proposed. 
Hekmatyar’s remarks on the security situation in Kabul come as targeted attacks against security personnel, journalists, and civil society activists have recently increased.
More than a dozen people were killed or wounded in four explosions that happened in different parts of Kabul city, just in the early hours today, Saturday.
Although Kabul security’s responsibility was taken at hand by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh over a month ago, there seems no significant improvement in the situation.