Families of Kabul attack victims call for justice

KABUL (Tolo News): Family members of victims killed or injured in back-to-back explosions in Kabul called on the government to detain and punish the perpetrators. The families urged the Islamic Emirate to maintain security for schools and educational centers.
Meelad, a victim of the attack, was in the last year of school and he was preparing to pass the Kankor test (university entrance test) and aspired to become a doctor. “After the explosion, I went near his school. I asked a man standing there about students in grade twelve, He replied they left school and we found my son,” Meelad’s mother said.
Meelad’s uncle said it was hard to recognize his body at Mohammad Ali Jinnah hospital due to the many injuries he had sustained. “The photos were published on social media, we saw a photo of his leg and found his body at the hospital,” said Abdul Wahab, Meelad’s uncle.
“He was my eldest son and our hope for the future. It was not time for him to leave us alone. He was martyred,” said Mohammad Hassan, Meelad’s father. Eighteen-year-old Mahdi was studying in Abdul Raheem Shaheed, a school hit by the two blasts. Mahdi’s brother said that he received his body from a health facility.
“We were always waking him up for school and to go to the shop, but the morning of the incident he himself woke up and left home. No one saw him as he left,” said Nasrullah, Mahdi’s brother. Multiple explosions hit Abdul Raheem Shaheed high school and an educational center in Dasht-e-Barche, in the west of Kabul city.