More than 250 Afghan troops, 100 civilians killed during last week in Afghanistan

The last week massacre has resulted more than 250 Afghan troops and 100 civilians killed in all across Afghanistan, according to officials.

The Taliban group attacked Ghazni city during the last week, collapsed the military base of Allawoddin in Baghlan, Chinese base in Faryab and shot dead all of its surrounded soldiers.

Another deadly attack on an academic center in Kabul on Wednesday was also shocking for the Afghan people.

At least 65 people were killed and more than 70 wounded in the IS group attack on an education center in Kabul.

145 Afghan troops and 60 civilians were killed in Ghazni raids which at the same time more than 200 troops and civilians were wounded in the same incident.

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Taliban Closes 30 Schools In Logar

Logar governor’s spokesman says at least 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, have been deprived of education following closure of the schools.

Local officials in Logar province claimed that at least 30 schools were closed by the Taliban in Charkh district in reaction to a government forces’ operation against the militant group in the area.

Up to 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, were deprived of education after closer of the schools, Salim Saleh, spokesman for Logar governor, said Friday.

He added that the Taliban closed the schools in Charkh district after some of their members were killed and wounded in a night raid by government forces this week.

“Armed oppositions have closed 30 schools, including 10 high schools, in Charkh (district) after one of their commanders was killed in a night raid by government forces,” he said.

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UNAMA: More than 10,000 civilians killed, wounded in 2017 in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released its latest findings regarding the civilian casualties in Afghanistan during the year 2017.

According to the latest annual UN report documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan, more than 10,000 civilians lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017.

The report further adds that a total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office.

The report further states that the second leading cause of civilian casualties in 2017 was ground engagements between anti-government elements and pro-government forces, although there was a decrease of 19 per cent from the record levels seen in 2016.

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Nicholson apologizes for civilian casualties in Kunduz airstrikes

U.S. Army General John Nicholson, Commander of Resolute Support forces in Afghanistan has apologized for the civilian casualties in recent airstrikes in northern Kunduz province.

Gen. Nicholson who traveled to Kunduz on Tuesday with top Afghan security officials to assess the security situation in the province, said: “I am sorry for the civilian casualties that have occurred recently again.”

“Will do everything we possibly can to avoid any civilian casualties,” he said.

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ISIS behead two Afghan civilians on espionage charges in Kunar

The loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan, ISIS Khosan, have beheaded two civilians on espionage charges in eastern Kunar province.

According to the local officials in Kunar, the men were initially taken hostage and were later beheaded on charges of spying to the foreign forces and the government.

Provincial governor Wahidullah Kalimzai confirmed the incident but rejected the claims by the ISIS terrorist group regarding the involvement of the victims in espionage.

The terrorist group has released pictures of the hostages and claimed that the men were beheaded in Manogi district.

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UN Concerns Over Civilian Casualties In Airstrikes

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has concerned over civilian casualties in recent airstrikes in the country.

“The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is gravely concerned by the killing of at least 28 civilians and injury of 16 others – all women and children – during air strikes in Herat and Logar provinces this week,” the organization said in a statement on Thursday.

According to UNAMA’s initial enquiries, airstrikes reportedly targeting Anti-Government Elements in the Shindand district of Herat province on 28 August killed at least 15 civilians and injured four others after munitions hit at least two civilian homes, the statement said.

On 30 August, airstrikes conducted in the Pul-e-Alam district of Logar province killed at least 13 civilians and injured 12 others, UNAMA’s preliminary findings indicate, it added.

UNAMA notes the news release issued by United States Forces in Afghanistan that it is aware of an incident in the Logar area and that they have opened an investigation into it.

UNAMA will continue its independent work to establish the facts around the harm caused to civilians from these attacks, including looking into allegations that Anti-Government Elements deliberately used civilians or civilian locations as a shield.

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Afghan army deploy large contingent of defense forces to Sar-e-Pul after civilians massacre

The Afghan National Army deployed a large contingent of defense forces to northern Sar-e-Pul province in what appears to be a retaliatory move against the massacre of scores of civilians by the militants in this province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in the North said a large contingent of the defense forces left for Sar-e-Pul province, hours after hundreds of trapped civilians were rescued from the captivity of the militants in Sayad district.

The Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army said the operations are expected to be launched under the leadership of the commander of 209th Shaheen Corps.

This comes as least two hundred and thirty five civilians were rescued from the Taliban and ISIS captivity in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, days after the militants brutally massacred dozens of people in this province.

The provincial government in a statement said the civilians including women and children were rescued after the local tribal elders intervened for their release along with the central government’s efforts.

The statement further added that civilians were kept as hostages for the past four days and since the insurgents captured the key Mirza Awlang area in Sayad district.

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Almost 30 Civilians Killed In Kunduz Operation

Kunduz Governor Assadullah Omarkhail confirmed late Thursday night that close to 30 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in the joint Afghan and U.S military operation in the Boz Kandahari area in Kunduz overnight Wednesday.

Omarkhail said that among the dead were children and a three-month-old baby.

He also said 28 Taliban fighters had been killed – an increase in the earlier toll of 14.

Earlier Thursday night, the presidential palace issued a statement that said during the military operation insurgents infiltrated residential areas and used people as human shields.

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Airstrike in Afghanistan causes civilian casualties

An airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday hit the home of a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar and caused several civilian casualties, government and insurgent spokesmen said.

The strike targeted the home of Mawlawi Mohammad Alam, a Taliban commander in the Sherzad district, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, adding that there were casualties but he could not confirm numbers.

A police official said the strike was carried out by an unmanned aircraft and killed four people inside the house.

A dozen wounded civilians, among them seven children and five women, were taken to the local hospital, said Najibullah Kamawal, the director of provincial health services, four of them in critical condition.

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