September 15, 2015
Mohammad Nasir Atmar was at home one day in August when he heard a huge explosion and saw plumes of black smoke outside his window in the Macroryan area of Kabul city. It was a moment of terror.
“I went down to see if any help was needed at the scene,” he said, “as there were a lot of civilian casualties.”
The attack happened in a residential area built by the Soviets, killing 12 people and injuring 66 others.
It was carried out by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, a type of IED that is used by insurgents to target the Afghan National Security Forces and their NATO counterparts but often affects innocent civilians.