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Unprecedented Afghan Civilian Casualties in Three Months: UN Report

United Nations said in a new report that an unprecedented number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September.

The UN remarked the violence as totally unacceptable.

The report showed that how the Afghans have been exposed to the extreme level of violence for so many years.

Ironically, it all happened despite promises by all sides to prevent and mitigate harm to civilians.

The UN special representative in Afghanistan said that the civilian casualties were totally unacceptable.

Likewise, the chief of United Nations assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that the impact of Afghan’s conflict on civilians was appalling.

The figures highlighting 1174 deaths and 3139 injured from July 1 until September 30 represent 42 percent increase over the same time period last year.

The UN laid most of the blame on the anti government elements such as Taliban. They have been carrying out the blood insurgency for 18 years in Afghanistan.

Alarmingly, July alone saw more casualties than any other month since UNAMA started documenting the violence in 2009.

UN recorded 8239 casualties in total in the first nine months of 2019. Suicide attacks and the improvised explosive devices caused majority of the deaths.

Some 41 percent of them are women and children.

 

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