Over 500 civilians suffered casualties during Ramadan: AIHRC


KABUL: Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on Monday said that 130 security incidents have been reported during the month of Ramadan (April 13 to May 7), resulting in 519 civilian casualties countrywide.
During the period, 160 civilians were killed and 351 others were wounded, a statement from the commission said. However, this does not include the victims of Saturday’s blast in Dasht-e-Barchi area of capital Kabul, which killed at least 63 people and injured 187 others, the source said.
With the inclusion of casualties caused by Kabul blast, the civilian death counts rise to over 220, with over 500 people wounded.
According to AIHRC, the Taliban carried out six suicide bombings and detonated 62 landmines during the period, resulting in the deaths of many people, including women and children besides financial damages.
Continued violence, civilian casualties, stalled peace negotiations and recent deadly attacks all suggest that the ongoing war should be stopped immediately and a truce agreed, the statement concluded.