Afghan people continue to receive appallingly startling news stories, which are indicative of the violence of their situation and the tragedy of their lives; they also show the inability of their government to work to save the precious lives of its citizens. The tragic stories of Afghans getting killed on a day-to-day basis also reminds us of the international failure to help secure and stabilize the country and if the ongoing negative trend of security and violence continues, it should leave a scar on the conscience of those countries involved in fight against terrorists and lunatic fringes that attach no value to human beings.
One of this heartbreaking and extremely excruciating news is falling of civilians, particularly women and children, victims to insurgent attacks, roadside bombings and other deadly activities. Witnesses and officials on Sunday, May 15, 2011 said that two children were cut into pieces beyond recognition when a bomb planted beneath a culvert went off in southern Ghazni province. According to news reports, the children saw a wire under a small bridge and started pulling it out when the bomb detonated in Karosi village of Andar district on Saturday afternoon, killing two children. The district chief, Shir Khan Yousufzai, has said the dead were of ages between 10 and 12 years.
The insurgent militants or to speak in president Karzai's language, the "disgruntled brothers" continue to destroy bridges, roads, schools and other infrastructures, which are built through begging international assistance and aid. Unfortunately, these destructions often time have the loss of human lives as the above-mentioned case of the two innocent children shows.
Unfortunately, there is no one to protest and raise their voice against these atrocious indiscriminate acts of terrorists and Taliban militants. The insurgents remain the source of violence just to serve their foreign bosses or to stick to their fain in their cruel and inhuman ideology. This source must be defeated. If the government and international community have the conscience, they have to begin to act to prevent these types of tragedies in the future. Their conscience must have been shaken sufficiently to be propelled towards working to put an end to the suffering of Afghan people.