AIHRC: 116 Civilians Killed, Wounded in First Ten Days of Ramadan

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says Taliban’s violence has not decreased during the holy month of Ramadan and 116 civilians were killed and wounded in the first ten days of the month.

AIHRC in a press release on Thursday said that that the commission’s findings show that, contrary to the expectations of the Afghan people, violence and armed attacks have not diminished in the first ten days of the holy month of Ramadan and they have violated the fundamental principles and rules of international humanitarian law.

The commission added that the perpetrators of civilian casualties in those ten days were roadside bombings, assassinations, targeted attacks, rocket attacks and suicide attacks, killing 43 people, including three women and two children, and 73 others including 19 women and 18 children were injured.

According to the Human Rights Commission, 299 people were killed and 39 wounded by the Taliban, and the pro-government forces were responsible for one death and 15 civilian casualties.

According to the Human Rights Commission, 13 civilians were also killed by unknown armed men and 19 others were injured.

The commission stressed that the provinces of Kabul, Ghazni, Logar, Kandahar, Paktia and Helmand were the provinces where civilian casualties were reported.

AIHRC has expressed concern over the increase in civilian casualties, and called on all parties involved to respect the holy month of Ramadan and to stop the violence.

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