Five people killed as a result of forcible disperse of protesters in Kabul

Source : 112 Ukraine

Law enforcement officers resorted to use of tear gas and water canons, trying to block the way to presidential palace. Shooting stopped enraged citizens
09:34, 3 June 2017


Police opened fire on protesters in Kabul, who were heading towards the presidential palace. Five demonstrators were killed. Son of the deputy chairman of the Senate in Afghanistan was among them. This was reported by Radio Svoboda.

Mohammad Alam Izdyar told the correpondent that his son Salem got wounded in clashes with police, he was taken to the hospital afterwards where he died of his wounds. Participants of protest demonstration criticized the government, demanded to provide security in the country and insisted on ministers’ resignation, according to the message.

Citizens gathered in Kabul on Friday at the scene, where powerful explosion killed about 90 people and left hundreds of people wounded on Wednesday. People shouted anti-government and anti-Taliban slogans, threw rocks at police.

As it was reported earlier, four protesters were killed earlier during the action demanding the resignation of the Afghan government after the recent explosion. Riot police used water cannon and tear gas to block protesters from reaching the road leading to the presidential palace, as reported by Reuters.

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