Letter To the Editor
Stop bloodshed in the war torn country
Afghanistan is known is the graveyard of empires. The country is the poorest in the region and suffering from various problems. The government is not able to take control of whole Afghanistan. In fact, the government cannot even resist any attack in capital city, Kabul. Recently an hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year. Another 27 people were wounded in Monday's massacre. Gunmen stormed the compound mid-afternoon after suicide bombers detonated two car bombs at the main entrance, which is opposite residential apartment blocks. As they entered the two buildings, terrified workers ran for their lives. Some jumped from windows several floors up to escape the militants. Hundreds were trapped inside for hours as heavily armed security forces swarmed the area, engaging the attackers in a fierce gun battle punctuated by multiple explosions.
But their statements belie the grim reality on the battlefield where the Taliban have the upper hand. Afghanistan's largest militant group has made significant territorial gains this year as its fighters inflict record casualties on government forces. In this stagnant situation both parties should come to an agreement to stop violence and bloodshed.