Hundreds of protesters gathered near the site of this week’s car bombing attack in Kabul, aiming to enter the road leading to the Presidential Palace and Chief Executive’s Office.
Protesters chanted anti-government slogans and were blaming the government of failure to ensure security in the country.
The protest turned violent when Afghan police used water cannon and tear gas to block the protesters, many angry protesters were throwing stones, from gaining access to the road leading to the Presidential Palace, occasionally firing automatic weapons into the air.
Seven killed and 20 more injured including Salem Ezadyar who was died in a hospital of wounds sustained during the protest.
President Ghani asked protesters to quit and seek their demands through discussions and negotiation, the Presidential Palace said in a statement, following the protest.
Government is determined to probe the recent terrorist incident and prosecute those who were negligent in their duty, the statement said.
It comes two days after at least 80 people were killed and 400 more were injured when a sewage tanker packed with explosives blew up near the entrance to Kabul’s secure Green Zone area.