Kabul protest that left several dead enters second day

More than a thousand people demonstrated Friday demanding more security in the capital following a powerful truck bomb attack in the city that killed 90 people and wounded more than 450. Scores of protesters passed the night under two big tents on a road near the presidential palace and the blast site

By: AP | Kabul | Published:June 3, 2017 1:17 pm
Protesters throw stones at police during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, June 2, 2017. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack that killed scores of people. (Source: AP) 

A demonstration in downtown Kabul that left several people dead has entered a second day. More than a thousand people demonstrated Friday demanding more security in the capital following a powerful truck bomb attack in the city that killed 90 people and wounded more than 450.

Scores of protesters passed the night under two big tents on a road near the presidential palace and the blast site. All roads toward the palace and diplomatic areas are being blocked Saturday by police and there is limited movement of vehicles and people. Yesterday, demonstrators rushed toward police who fired warning shots and when they attempted to move closer to the palace, police sprayed them with hoses from a water tanker and later fired tear gas.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 3, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    Afghanistan has never seen real peace. Look at their history where mist of the rulers have been brutally killed. Afghans do not like peace but love kil s.
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