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533 Afghan civilians killed in six months: AIHRC

Civilians have been bearing the brunt of casualties in the ongoing war, and the peace process, to end their miseries, remained fragile as Afghan and Taliban peace delegations yet to complete agendas and overcome differences on the rules and regulations to kick start the intra-Afghan talks

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KABUL: At least 533 civilians were killed and 412 others received injures in the ongoing deadly violence in the six months of current year across Afghanistan. The target killing and civilian casualties have continued to rage on despite the commencement of the intra-Afghan talks.

Findings of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) showed Sunday that from February 19 to September 20 this year, 122 civilians, including seven women, have been killed 72 others were injured only in southern Kandahar province.

Chairperson of the AIHRC Shaharzad Akbar, referring to the targeted attacks, says that this is horrific and must stop. “This has created an environment of intimidation and fear,” she said.

The commission has called on all warring sides to lessen attacks on civilians. The human rights commission called on Afghan government to adopt practical measures to safeguard the civilian life.

Afghan civilians have been bearing the brunt of casualties in the ongoing war, and the peace process, to end their miseries, remained fragile as Afghan government and the Taliban yet to complete agendas and overcome differences on the rules and regulations to kick start the intra-Afghan talks.

This is as on Saturday at least 14 people, including children, were killed after a car bomber ripped through a government department compound near Shinwar district of Nangarhar province.

Over 40 others, most of them civilians, were wounded in the attack – the latest wave of terrorist attacks which have seen a steep uptick recently.

Shinwar is located around 35 km east of Jalalabad city.

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