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Around 500 people killed or wounded in April: CPAG

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: One hundred and eighty eight civilians have been killed and 306 wounded during last month in 23 provinces of Afghanistan, The Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) said on Wednesday.

Most of the civilian casualties belonged to Kabul as a result of terrorist attack in the Kala-i-Nazer locality of Dasht-i-Barchi. 57 civilians were martyred and 119 others got injured in the bombing, the statement said.

Among the martyred 22 of them were women and eight children, while 52 women and 17 children got injured.

From the beginning of 2018, civilian casualties were gradually raising. In April around 500 people had been killed and injured while in the previous month March 443 people had been killed and injured. According to CPAG high number of civilian casualties resulted in the Kabul bombing during the month of April. Earlier the high number of civilian casualties resulted in security force airstrike in the Dasht-i-Archi district.

Statistics from the CPAG showed that 50 civilians, including 20 children were martyred and 70 others civilians were injured in the Kunduz airstrike.

The CPAG again asked the conflicting parties to stop harming civilians and demanded the government to think about the health, education and future of children whose elders or guardians had been lost due to terrorist incidents.



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