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64,000 Afghan civilians fall prey to terror in 9 years

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Aug 15, 2018 - 21:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said more than 64,000 Afghan civilians were either killed or wounded during the past nine years, with the Taliban causing 70 percent of the casualties.
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20 civilians, 26 Taliban killed in Paktia’s Zurmat operation

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Jul 13, 2018 - 16:32
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least 20 civilians and 26 Taliban militants have been killed during hours long clashes and airstrike in Zurmat district of southeastern Paktia province, residents said on Friday. The ground and air offensive was carried out on...
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Killing civilians ‘un-Islamic, inhuman act’: Karzai

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Jul 09, 2018 - 20:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai on Monday said killing civilians “is an act against all Islamic and human rules and a crime against humanity.” A statement from Karzai’s media office to Pajhwok Afghan News said a number of Afghan...
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3 civilians killed in Zabul bomb blast

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Jul 07, 2018 - 14:16
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least three civilians have been killed in a bomb blast in southern Zabul province, officials said Saturday. Governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Seyal, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the explosion happened in Juldak area of...
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64,000 civilians killed, wounded in 9 years: Study

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Jun 06, 2018 - 17:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): Sixty-four thousand civilians have been killed and wounded over the past nine years in Afghanistan , with the government lacking strategy for their protection, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Wednesday.
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UNAMA documents near record Afghan casualties in 2018

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Apr 12, 2018 - 17:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan documented a near record level of casualties in the war-torn country during the first quarter of this year --- 763 deaths and 1,495 injured, a statement said Thursday. The UNAMA report said...
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Taliban reject UN report on civilian casualties

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Feb 16, 2018 - 11:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants on Friday rejected a United Nations (UN) report that blamed the militants for 65 percent of civilian casualties in 2017. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday released its annual...
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3 civilians gunned down in Kandahar city

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Feb 05, 2018 - 18:50
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Unidentified armed men shot dead three people in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said. The incident took place in the limits of the 3 rd police district in front of Popal market in Kandahar...
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More than 1,370 Afghan civilians killed in 8 months

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Jan 10, 2018 - 16:42
KABUL (Pajhwok): As many as 1,372 civilians lost their lives and 2,360 others sustained wounds in violent incidents during the last eight months of 2017 in Afghanistan , the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said on Wednesday. Announcing...
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Haska Mena civilian casualties confirmed, probe urged

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Jan 02, 2018 - 20:15
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of Haska Mena district in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday demanded the government to investigate civilian casualties in Monday’s operation of security forces against Daesh rebels. According to local officials, as...
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June proves deadliest for Afghan civilians in 15 years

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Jul 17, 2017 - 19:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): June proved to be the deadliest month for civilians in Afghanistan during the past 15 years as more than 1,000 people were either killed or wounded in violent incidents across the country, a group said on Monday.
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6 of a family injured in Farah artillery strike

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Jun 07, 2017 - 15:41
FARAH CITY/ SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Six members of a family were wounded after their home was hit by an artillery strike blamed on the Afghan National Army in western Farah province.
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9 members of a family killed in Greshk operation

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Apr 02, 2017 - 16:10
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Nine members of a family have allegedly been killed during an operation in the Greshk district of southern Helmand province, but local officials reject the claim as baseless. Residents of Greshk said they tried to place the...
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Taliban mortar kills 5 civilians in Takhar

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Mar 30, 2017 - 18:25
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Five civilians were killed including women and children in a mortar strike blamed on the Taliban in Khwaja Bahauddin district of northeastern Takhar province, officials said on Thursday. Police official Mahfuzullah Akbari told...
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Helmand authorities confirm civilian deaths

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Feb 13, 2017 - 16:08
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The provincial government of southern Helmand province on Monday confirmed those killed and wounded in recent NATO airstrikes in the troubled Sangin district were civilians including women and children. At least 25 civilians,...
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MoD always tries to prevent civilian casualties: Waziri

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Feb 07, 2017 - 15:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday said it was shocked more than anyone else by civilian casualties, trying its best during operations to prevent collateral damage. A day earlier, the United Nations Assistance Mission in...
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Unidentified men kill 5 civilians in Sar-I-Pul

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Dec 12, 2016 - 14:26
SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): At least five civilians have been killed and two others injured by unidentified armed men in Sancharak district of northern Sar-I-Pul province, an official said Monday. Provincial deputy police chief, Col. Enayatullah...
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Most civilian casualties in Logar blamed on Taliban

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Oct 31, 2016 - 18:02
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Civilian causalities resulting from Taliban attacks have increased in central Logar province, local officials said on Monday, a claim the militants rejected. Governor’s spokesman Saleem Saleh told Pajhwok Afghan News civilian...
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