Monday, April 15, 2024

44 Civilians Killed, Injured As Battle Intensifies in Afghanistan

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Mohammad Haroon Alim
Mohammad Haroon Alim
Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.

According to the preliminary findings of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, 8 civilians were killed in incidents like roadside bomb blasts, targeted magnetic IED killings, unidentified gunmen attacks, mortar shells landing on residential places.

The incidents cover various insurgency attacks in Kabul, Uruzgan, Baghlan, Nangarhar, and Helmand.

AIHRC reported that from the 18th of January to the 20th of December 8 civilians were killed and further 36 others including (Women and Children) were wounded in different attacks across Afghanistan.

Warring parties must abide by the principles and rules of international humanitarian law, AIHRC demanded.

 War crimes are not subject to the passage of time, and no individual or group involved in the Afghan war should ignore the rights of the war victims and their access to justice and reparation.

This comes as two people were killed in a targeted attack on an Afghan National Army vehicle in the PD6 Kote Sangi area of Kabul City on Thursday night, the Ministry of Interior said.

Tariq Arian, spokesperson to MOI, blamed “Taliban” for the incident.

The second incident happened in PD6 when a civilian vehicle was targeted by a magnetic IED, killing one person and injuring two others.

Both incidents have sparked outrage among people, Afghan public criticized government security agencies for the lack of proper security plans and their implementation.

People in social media have asked that how can this assassination occur in a busy area, and that police could not chase the perpetrators of this incident.

Security agencies operating are deemed incapable and inexpert in the city.

Meanwhile, European Human Rights Ambassadors in a joint statement condemned civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

According to the statement, the Taliban and different terrorist groups have caused significant casualties in the region.

“The targeted killing of human rights defenders, judges, journalists, media workers & civil society actors is unacceptable.”

European Humans Rights Ambassadors calls on accountability and the need for comprehensive investigation in all of the attacks.

They also demanded that all of the perpetrators should be brought to justice.

The world’s Islamic dignitaries and leaders are also expected to hold a summit aimed at seeking a settlement to the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

The leader of the Muslim World League, Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Issa in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar told that a conference will be arranged to bring key Islamic figures in order to find a fundamental solution to the Afghan crisis through a religious perspective.

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