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Civilian casualties up by 17.6 percent last solar year: AIHRC

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Civilian casualties up by 17.6 percent last solar year: AIHRC

Jul 16, 2016 - 21:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Saturday said nearly 3,129 civilians were killed in the conflict during last solar yearinfo-icon, registering a 17.6 percent increase compared to the previous years.

AIHRC chief Seema Samar told a press conference here that armed clashes increased during the year 1394 compared to the previous years.

She said there had been clashes last solar year in half of the country’s 34 provinces, causing increased civilians deaths and human rights violations.

She said 3129 civilians were killed and another 6,302 were wounded during the period. They included 4642 men, 776 womeninfo-icon and 1116 children.

She said casualties among women had increased by 36 percent. She said 477 women suffered casualties during 1393 solar year against 775 last solar year.

The IHRC report blamed 72 percent of the civilian casualties on Talibaninfo-icon, the Haqqani networkinfo-icon, Daesh and Al Qaeda, nine percent on government forces and 19 percent on unknown gunmen.

The report said the civilian casualties occurred as a result of suicide attacks, roadside bombs, ground clashes and targeted killings. The report contributed 34 percent casualties to suicide attacks, 20 percent to ground clashes and 15 percent to other terrorist attacks.

Samar said in the ongoing solar year, the Afghan government had made efforts to prevent civilian casualties and the Taliban had also issued nearly 80 statements, but the casualties could not be stopped practically.

She urged the parties to the Afghanistan conflict to abide by international laws protecting civilian lives and properties. The human rights commission also criticized the creation of uprising forces and said such militias and the Afghan Local Police were involved in civilian casualties.


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