KABUL: At least 243 people, including women and girls, have been killed or wounded in Taliban attacks and bombings across the country in the last ten days, the Ministry of Interior reported on Sunday.
Taliban carried out six suicide bombings and 62 landmine blasts in the last 10 days, causing financial and human casualties to civilians, including women and children, the ministry said in a statement.
“At least 63 civilians were killed, and 180 others were wounded in the Taliban attacks,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the ministry said that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed a number of key Taliban commanders and fighters in response to the militants’ attacks on Afghan military targets.
However, Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid in a tweet rejected claims of the Ministry of Interior and said most of casualties to people caused by airstrikes and artillery fires.
This is while the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission (IAHRC) said last week that at least 79 civilians were killed or wounded in 12 different incidents in Farah, Parwan, Nangarhar and Kandahar provinces in a period of a week.
Thirty-nine people were killed, and another 40 were wounded, including women and children, the commission had said.
The Taliban and unidentified insurgents were blamed by the commission for the casualties.