Kabul Residents Celebrate Peaceful Eid After A Bloody Month

After a bloody month in which the Afghan capital witnessed scores of attacks, Kabul residents celebrated the Eid days in a peaceful environment.

On June 4, a report by a Turkish news agency showed that almost 200 Afghan civilians were killed during the holy month of Ramadan.

Figures compiled by Anadolu Agency suggests that an additional 300 civilians were wounded in a series of IED blasts, suicide attacks, targeted killings in Helmand, Ghazni, Nangarhar, Jawzjan, Paktika, Ghor, Badghis, Zabul, Kunduz, Herat, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Kapisa, Baghlan, Maidan Wardak, and Kabul provinces in Ramadan which started on May 6.

The last two days of Ramadan, June 2 and 3 witnessed five IED blasts which left seven people dead and more than 20 others wounded. In a recent incident on Monday, June 3, an IED explosion targeted employees of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission, leaving five dead.

Despite that, some Afghans have returned to the country from Europe and USA to celebrate the Eid jointly with their families in Kabul.

“Many of those who live abroad, they prepare for returning to the country at least 25 days ahead of Eid,” said Zubair Hejran, a poet, who has returned to the country from the US.

“Most of the Afghans who live abroad are in favor of returning home to celebrate Eid and other festivals in their own country,” said Mohammad Ayub Ahadi, a Kabul resident.

Some residents of Kabul went to security outposts in the city and greeted as well as admired police force members for their dedication in ensuring the safety of the people.

“The safe environment for us during the Eid says is the result of the utmost efforts of the security forces,” said Dor Mohammad Watandost, a Kabul resident.

“May the Almighty Allah brings enduring peace to our country,” said Khan Mohammad Safi, a Kabul resident.

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