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'24 Civilians Killed or Wounded Everyday': NSC

30 Jun 2020 Tolo News

Javid Faisal, the spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC), on Tuesday accused the Taliban of killing and wounding 24 civilians per day in Afghanistan since earlier in the year.

“On average, the Taliban has carried out 44 attacks and killed or wounded 24 civilians every day in Afghanistan since the Feb. 22 reduction in violence week,” Faisal said in a tweet.

Faisal called for a reduction in violence in the country.

“The success of the Doha deal and peace in Afghanistan requires an immediate reduction in violence and the start of direct talks,” Faisal tweeted.

The Taliban did not comment yet about these allegations.

The comments come after at least 23 civilians were killed after four rockets hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin district in Helmand province on Monday morning.

The provincial governor’s office said in a statement that 15 other civilians were wounded in the explosions.

The Taliban has denied involvement in the attack.

UNAMA urged all parties to stop fighting in civilian-populated areas and to protect civilians.

The UN also said the victims and families deserve a full investigation into what happened at Sangin district.

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