Afghan News Director: Kabul Bombing Victims Mostly Working-Class Civilians
We go live to Kabul to speak with Lotfullah Najafizada, news director for TOLOnews, Afghanistan’s 24-hour news channel, about the massive bomb blast in the Afghan capital that killed more than 80 people and wounded over 350 when it exploded during rush hour traffic on Wednesday morning in the heart of the city’s diplomatic area. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. "The Afghan story [and] probably the Syrian or the Iraqi stories are just about numbers when attacks happen. And I hope it will change again for better one day, and you hear more about the human side of it," Najafizada says. "What happened today is definitely a tragic and a huge attack, but this is not the only attack which happens in this country," Najafizada says. "We lose tens of Afghans on a daily basis across Afghanistan. And some of them are not even in the news, even locally, because of the amount of incidents and attacks you see across Afghanistan." Today’s bombing comes as the White House is weighing the Pentagon’s proposal to send thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.