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32 civilians got killed in three-day Eid truce

05 Aug 2020 Salam Watandar

KABUL (SW) – The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission said in a report on Wednesday at least 32 civilians got killed in three-day Eid truce while over 100 others got injured

The AIHRC said in a report that despite the announcement of a three-day ceasefire on Eid, civilians remained victims of the raging violence. The commission's findings show that an average of 38 civilians were killed and wounded daily.

The report stated that during the days of Eid, the country witnessed 7 security incidents in which 32 people were killed and 122 others were injured.

The Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC) noted that four people were killed and 57 others were injured in a car bomb attack on a military checkpoint in Pul-e-Alam, the capital of Logar province.

According to the report, 15 civilians were injured after grenades were thrown by unknown individuals in the 12th district of Herat city. It added four people, including women and children, were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Uruzgan province.

The AIHRC said in its report that the armed insurgents shot and killed a civil activist named Esmatullah Salam in Ghazni province. At least 20 people, including security forces, were killed and 50 others were wounded in an attack by a group of gunmen on Nangarhar prison, the commission said in a statement.

It stated two more civilians were killed when the army forces opened fire in the Baraki Barak district of Logar province. The Human Rights Commission said it was investigating the incident. A civilian was killed in a shooting by local police in Puz-e-Niazi area of ​​Pul-e-Alam in Logar province.

The commission added that, more than 100 people were killed and wounded in a rocket attacks by Pakistani border guards in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province during the Eid ceasefire.



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