Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission raised concerns over frequent and increased target killings across Afghanistan.

Over 945 people are reported victims of targeted attack in the first half of the year.

AIHRC reports within six months of this year, nearly 533 people were killed and 412 others are wounded in systematic and targeted assassinations.

“News of targeted attacks on activists, gov officials, religious scholars & other civilians every day. This has created an environment of anxiety & fear, at the time when we most need to engage, mobilize, raise our voices & shape our peace process. Extremely worrying,” said Chairwoman of AIHRC in a tweet.

AIHRC findings show that between February 19 and September 20, at least 122 people including seven women were killed in the systematic target killings in Kandahar only.

Yesterday two similar incidents happened

Two MOD employees were killed in the Tank-e-Chakari area of Kabul’s Police District 16 (PD) on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, 1 civilian was killed the other was left wounded in the Hewadwal area in PD8 after a magnetic mine, placed on a vehicle, went off.

No suspects have been arrested yet.

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