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War Still Takes Afghan Lives Despite Doha Talks

17 Sep 2020 Tolo News

The war continues across Afghanistan despite peace talks between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban being held in Doha.

TOLOnews’ correspondent Sharif Amiri, in a trip to Maidan Wardak province, has assessed one of the frontlines of the war and has tried to find out the cost and implications of the war on the Afghan civilians.

The embattled residents in Maidan Wardak called on the warring sides to agree to a ceasefire and stop the bloodshed as soon as possible.

“A rocket hit this area. This happens every day. Seven of our colleagues were martyred and one was wounded,” said Sayed Ali, a commander of the Afghan local police.

“A day before they hit one of our officers with seven bullets, he was dead before reaching the hospital,” said Nasrullah, a member of the Afghan local police in Maidan Wardak.

“We are also Muslims, they (Taliban) are also Muslims, we both belong to the same land, how long will the war and killing continue?" asked Sayed Ali, a commander of Afghan local ppolice in Maidan Wardak.

“My daughter was only 12 years old when she was playing here and was wounded by a rocket. We are tired of war,” said Zarbin Khan, a resident of Maidan Wardak.

“We don’t know what to do, where we should go, the situation is horrible, we are even tired of life,” said Nooran Shah, a resident of Maidan Wardak.

Similar situations can be found in 15 provinces of Afghanistan.

Original Link: https://tolonews.com/index.php/afghanistan-166364

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