Shops in Afghan capital close to protest Soviets
Islamabad, Pakistan — Business in Kabul came to a virtual standstill Saturday when shopkeepers held a one-day strike to protest against the Soviet Union's military occupation of Afghanistan, according to reports from diplomats which reached here Sunday. About 95 percent of stores and shops in the capital failed to open, but government offices and public transport operated normally.
At the same time students from a secondary school in northwest Kabul held an anti-Soviet demonstration in the surrounding streets. Soviet tanks and Afghan troops patrolled the district, but no classes were reported, the diplomats said.
Meanwhile, a Canadian official of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Frederick John Kemp, disappeared from Pakistan, and reliable diplomatic sources said Sunday he was a prisoner of the Kabul government. They said Mr. Kemp was last seen crossing into the half-mile so-called No Man's Land between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the evening of June 11 at the Chaman border post in southern Baluchistan Province.