Afghan Clerics asks for protection after two attacks on them

Afghan Clerics asks for protection after two attacks on them

The clerics of the Islamic Emirate are asking for protection as there have been two attacks on Ulema members in the city od Kabul.

On Saturday, Bismillah Shakir, head of a Kabul religious seminary, was shot dead by a number of unknown gunmen while he was on his way to a mosque in the Khairkhana area of PD 17 in Kabul.  

Relatives and religious clerics called on the Islamic Emirate to provide the Ulema with proper security.  

“The reason for his killing is not clear yet. He didn’t have personal hostility with anyone,” said Abdul Bassit, a nephew of Shakir.  

“There is no security for us. Unfortunately, the situation is getting worse for us” said Zabiullah, a colleague of Shakir.  

On Friday, Abdul Salam Abid, a prominent religious cleric, survived a blast in the Parwan-e-Si area in PD 4 of Kabul. Abid and his three companions suffered injuries, the Interior Ministry said in a tweet.

However, Amanullah Sapai, an assistant of Abid, died from his wounds later in the hospital.  

“He had suffered a severe injury,” said Javad Noorzai, a doctor.  

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. 

“We call on the Islamic Emirate to address our problems,” said Abdul Manan Saqib, brother of Abid.  

No person or group has claimed responsibility for the targeted killings of high-profile clerics. According to reports, six religious clerics have recently been killed. The perpetrators have yet to be held accountable. 

“We will find the enemies of the Islamic Emirate and will soon punish them,” said Aqil Ozam, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry.  

Our Correspondent

Our Correspondent

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *