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UNAMA Urges for Reduction in Violence as Death Toll on March Hit over 100 in Afghanistan

26 Mar 2020 The Killid Group

March (The Killid Group) — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has announced in a press release that more than a hundred civilians have been killed since the beginning of March 2020. In a statement, UNAMA has noted "a significant proportion" of civilian casualties attributed to the Anti-Government Elements, in particular, the ISIS and the Taliban for civilian casualties, adding that, "fewer civilian casualties" were caused by the Afghan national security forces. UNAMA, however, has urged for a reduction in violence and work toward ceasefire, as the civilians death toll surpassed 100, with many more injured in the 1-25 March period. A reduction in violence leads to a ceasefire that "would save lives, provide parties with a more conducive environment to commence intra-Afghan peace negotiations and would enable better preparations to combat the looming health crisis posed by COVID-19," the statement added. Earlier, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, also called for a global ceasefire so that the necessary focus and resources can be provided to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. UNAMA's statement came as Islamic State (Khorasan Province) claimed responsibility for the attack at a Sikh-Hindu temple in Kabul that killed at least 25 and injured many of civilians.   The post UNAMA Urges for Reduction in Violence as Death Toll on March Hit over 100 in Afghanistan appeared first on The Killid Group.

Original Link: https://tkg.af/english/2020/03/26/unama-urges-reduction-violence-death-toll-march-hit-100-afghanistan/

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