Over 8000 civilian causalities in nine months: UN

Monitoring Desk

KABUL:  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced that as many as 2640 killed and 5379 people were injured in the past nine months in different parts of Afghanistan.

As per UNAMA report total 8019 people suffered causalities in Afghanistan in different incidents including suicide attacks, armed clashes, coordinated attacks and IED blasts.

The report added that 298 were killed and 709 women were injured in the nine months. Similarly, 689 children were killed and 1719 injured were included.

The report added that attacks on women had jumped to 13 percent and causalities to children increased to five percent comparing to last year.

The death and injured ratio increased to one and nine percent respectively compared to same period of last year.

The UNAMA report added that terrorist incidents were occurred in Kabul, Helmand, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Faryab provinces and it urged the warring sides to take care of the lives and properties of civilians.

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