Ahmad Wali Hotak, a prominent free-fighter has been stabbed in Kabul.
Updated: Nov 25, 2018
By Assad Sharifi
KABUL, Afghanistan (15/10/2018) - Ahmad Wali Hotak a young Afghan free-fighter who on 08 October 2018 returned from a five month training in the United States to Kabul Afghanistan was brutally attacked and stabbed by unknown masked men on 14 October 2018 at 10:30PM, Bagrami district, near his own home.
“Last night the enemies of Afghanistan, the enemies of Afghan flag, and the enemies of Afghan interests, a group of five men, attacked and wounded me near my home. They tried to take me with them, but I resisted,” said Wali from his hospital bed on a video released to his Facebook page.
Hotak was due to leave for Moscow today to fight in CSKA Arena with his opponent Maxim Shchekin, on Friday October 19, 2018.
“They (the attackers) prevented me from such an important scene where my friends were waiting, Mr. Laho was waiting, the entire Afghanistan was waiting for my success, all Afghans were waiting, they withheld me from that scene,” explained Hotak from his hospital bed.
In an exclusive interview with Symposium Media, Laho a Moscow based Afghan business man and personal friend of Hotak revealed that, “Two to three days prior to the attack, Hotak told me that some unknown persons threatened me that I should not participate in the Moscow competition under any circumstances, if you go, the responsibility is your own.”
Now that Hotak is recovering in the hospital, the future of competition with Shchekin is uncertain. The perpetrators have not been apprehended as of yet. When more information becomes available, Symposium Media will update this news.