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Nearly 2,800 people suffered casualties in August

Nearly 2,800 people suffered casualties in August

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:29

KABUL (Pajhwok): As a result of 190 clashes, more than 1,600 people were killed and nearly 1,200 others wounded in 30 provinces of the country in the past one month, while no incident of violence occurred in remaining four provinces in this period.

Pajhwok Afghan News statistics show in August, 50 percent of casualties occurred Helmand, Nangarhar, Faryab, Paktia, Laghman, Ghor and Kandahar provinces.

The rest of 50 percent happened in 23 other provinces of the country. Significantly, no security incidents happened in Panjsher, Bamyan, Daikundi and Samangan provinces.

Half of the security incidents included face-to-face fighting between Afghan security forces and the militants (the Taliban and Daesh).

Other incidents included 38 roadside bombings, 19 airstrikes, 25 armed assaults, four suicide attacks, three car bomb attacks, six magnetic bomb assaults and two landmine blasts.

Nangarhar was the most unstable province with 417 casualties, Paktia 369, Helmand 356, Ghazni 162 and Kunduz with 159.

However, Zabul, Maidan Wardak and Parwan provinces witnessed least casualties. Most of casualties happened as result of face-to-face fighting and airstrikes, and least in landmine attacks. 

Kabul, where security measures have been tight, saw one target killing, one suicide bombing, three magnetic bomb blasts and one roadside bombing in August.

Last month, 28 people were killed and 52 others wounded in the central capital. Since the beginning of the current year, 286 people have been killed and 851 others wounded in Kabul.


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