NSC Office: Taliban & Terrorist Groups Use Women and Children as Human Shields

In response to a recent report of UNAMA on civilian casualties, National Security Council’s office said that Taliban and other terrorist groups use public places, residential houses and mosques for their attacks and use women and children as human shields. The office has emphasized that UNAMA has not considered these issues.

The statement said that, NSA Hamdullah Mohib, directed security officials to investigate incidents claiming civilian casualties and provide their findings and suggestions to prevent civilian casualties during military operations.

NSC office has stressed that Afghan security and defense forces are trained and equipped with accurate air and ground capabilities. These forces follow the war laws during the operations, the office added.

The Security Council further added that the Taliban and other terrorist groups deliberately cause civilian casualties.

25 / April 2019
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