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Civilians' casualties decline in November: CPAG

Civilians' casualties decline in November: CPAG

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Dec 02, 2018 - 11:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A report from the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) shows decline in civilian casualties during the month of November.

CPAG collected civilians’ casualty figures on monthly basis and use that statistics to press conflicting parties to end harming civilians and avoid using villages and residential areas as battle fields.

However, hundreds of people suffer casualties every month but the recent peace efforts have decreased the casualty figures in November.

Despite the terrorist attack on the Miladu Nabi gathering by Daesh or so-called Islamic State (IS) rebels which caused huge casualties but there was significant decline in civilian casualties compared to last October.

Unfortunately, most of the civilians were killed and wounded in deadly bombings and airstrikes in Kabul and Helmand provinces.

At least 150 people were killed and wounded in suicide bombing on Miladu Nabi gathering in the capital Kabul.

Thirty-four people were martyred and 25 others wounded, including womeninfo-icon and children, as a result of airstrikes by foreign and Afghan forces in Garmser and Nad Ali districts of Helmand.

According to CPAG, in October, 823 people had been suffered casualties which 273 were martyred and 550 other wounded.

CPAG said, around 376 people suffered casualties with 174 of them martyred and 202 others injured in November.

The group findings showed that the fighting, explosions and targeted killings declined as winter approaching and peace efforts stepped up.

CPAG condemned attacks on religious gathering, holy and public places and called on warring sides to observe war rules and avoid targeting certain places.

The group strongly urged NATOinfo-icon Resolute Support (RS) mission to stop targeting civilians during night raids. CPAG is comprised of around 20 civil foundations with is active in Kabul and many other provinces of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

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