At least 25 civilians, including children, lost their lives in a bomb blast in a market area in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on June 29, Monday. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far
The Afghan government claims that last week was the bloodiest in the country’s 19 years of fighting. The National Security Council noted that 422 attacks were carried out by the Taliban leading to the death of close to 300 security personnel
A UN report documented that pro-government and international forces were responsible for 305 of the 581 deaths recorded so far this year. This is a 39% increase from the same period last year
The attack on the city of Kunduz was condemned by the UN assistance mission, which said it deliberately targeted civilian officials.
A report by the UNAMA and UN Human Rights Office states that 3,804 civilians were killed in Afghanistan in 2018, the highest ever, and a majority of the killings were by the anti-government forces, including the Taliban and the Islamic State