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Black-tinted vehicles transfer militants to Kabul: Barmak

AT-KABUL: Dark window tints are a clear danger as the Ministry of Interior said a number of terrorists have been inflowing to Kabul, the capital city by using black-tinted vehicles. The issue of car-window tinting has been divisive for many years.

Interior Minister, Wais Ahmad Barmak who was summoned on Sunday by members of the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament over growing insecurity, said that terrorists are being transfer to Kabul by black-tinted vehicles.

“Police stops and searches, even at same stages snatches the black-tinted vehicles, but some member of the parliament asking and making efforts for its release,” Barmak told the lawmakers.

He added that currently police has seized five illegal vehicles, but the lawmakers have been trying to release it. Without naming any lawmakers, he said that there are some MPs that had told him to release the seized vehicles. “Now with such scenario, being as interior minister what I should do,” he questioned the lawmakers.

This comes as recently 25 people including nine journalists were killed and over 48 others wounded following back-to-back bombings in the diplomatic area of Kabul city.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden bike in Shashdarak vicinity, leaving eight people killed, while thirty minutes after first attack another suicide bomber blew himself up among spectating people and some journalists who came to report on the first attack.

This was deadliest attack ever against journalists who were gathered to cover the first attack. In the past several deadly attacks ripped Kabul city with huge casualties. In another direct attack against Kabul residents in a voting registration center, 69 civilians were killed and over 100 others wounded.

At the moment security situation in Kabul is not satisfactory, and the security bosses must come up to the fore with a comprehensive security plan to safeguard its citizens.

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