Afghans in Trondheim in mourning after the double murder

Heimdal secondary schoolTrondheim.Heimdal secondary school.Photo : Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

The leader of the Afghan Social and Cultural Association said the Afghan community in Trondheim knew the four involved in the double murder in the city on Monday and wish they had done more.


In an interview with Adresseavisen newspaper, chairman,Fazel Ahmad Azizi, told the association in Trondheim that both the municipality and the association itself could and should have done more to avoid the double killing.

All four people involved in the violence event on Monday were of Afghan origin and came to Norway as minors, single asylum seekers.While the alleged situation in the country was still unclear, the 17-year-old and 19-year-old who were killed in the incident both had a stay in Norway. Azizi says many in the Afghan community are concerned, and knew about the boys.He believes the association should have done more to support the teenagers.

“We planned to organise information meetings, gatherings, activities,and football matches. Still, it was not done and it is incredibly sad now’’ said Azizi.

Another active member, Nesar Kakar, pointed out the youth’s vulnerable situation.

“They had nothing to return to and needed more support from Trondheim,” said Kakar.

He believes that Afghans should do more for other Afghans living in Trondheim, saying he wants to contribute social support for minors, unaccompanied asylum seekers from Afghanistan through a scheme in the municipality.

“It will help both the Afghans and the municipality of Trondheim to have such a scheme. Both in the case of voluntary and paid employment’’ believes Kakar.


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