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Three Killed in Magnetic IED Blast in Kabul: Official

At least three people were killed in a magnetic IED blast in Char Qala in downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, Kabul police said.  

Police said 10 others were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in police district 10 (PD10).  

The mine was placed on a Toyota Corolla-model car, the police reported. 

All the victims were civilians, police said. 

This comes after an explosion killed 30 people, mostly students, at an education center in the west of Kabul this weekend.  

Civilian Casualties  

The UN mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) report released on Tuesday said that overall the civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by around 30 percent compared to the same period in 2019, but while the number of civilian casualties is lowest in the first nine months of any year since 2012, “the harm done to civilians remains inordinate and shocking.”  

"High levels of violence continue with a devastating impact on civilians, with Afghanistan remaining among the deadliest places in the world to be a civilian," the report said. 

“The peace talks will need some time to help deliver peace. But all parties can immediately prioritize discussions and take urgent, and frankly overdue, additional steps to stem the terrible harm to civilians,” said Deborah Lyons, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in the report.  

“New thinking and concrete action towards safeguarding civilian life will not only save thousands of families from suffering and grief but it can also help lessen recriminations and, instead, bolster confidence and trust among negotiators,” said Lyons, who is also head of UNAMA.  
UNAMA reported that Anti-Government Elements (AGEs) remain responsible for the majority of civilian casualties (58 per cent). Compared to the same period in 2019, the amount of civilian deaths attributed to AGEs remained at similar levels, although there was a decrease of 34 per cent in the total number of civilian casualties – killed and injured – attributed to AGEs, said the report. 

Three Killed in Magnetic IED Blast in Kabul: Official

The explosion happened in the Char Qala area near Aria City township in downtown Kabul, according to police.

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At least three people were killed in a magnetic IED blast in Char Qala in downtown Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, Kabul police said.  

Police said 10 others were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in police district 10 (PD10).  

The mine was placed on a Toyota Corolla-model car, the police reported. 

All the victims were civilians, police said. 

This comes after an explosion killed 30 people, mostly students, at an education center in the west of Kabul this weekend.  

Civilian Casualties  

The UN mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) report released on Tuesday said that overall the civilian casualty figure for the first nine months of 2020 dropped by around 30 percent compared to the same period in 2019, but while the number of civilian casualties is lowest in the first nine months of any year since 2012, “the harm done to civilians remains inordinate and shocking.”  

"High levels of violence continue with a devastating impact on civilians, with Afghanistan remaining among the deadliest places in the world to be a civilian," the report said. 

“The peace talks will need some time to help deliver peace. But all parties can immediately prioritize discussions and take urgent, and frankly overdue, additional steps to stem the terrible harm to civilians,” said Deborah Lyons, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan in the report.  

“New thinking and concrete action towards safeguarding civilian life will not only save thousands of families from suffering and grief but it can also help lessen recriminations and, instead, bolster confidence and trust among negotiators,” said Lyons, who is also head of UNAMA.  
UNAMA reported that Anti-Government Elements (AGEs) remain responsible for the majority of civilian casualties (58 per cent). Compared to the same period in 2019, the amount of civilian deaths attributed to AGEs remained at similar levels, although there was a decrease of 34 per cent in the total number of civilian casualties – killed and injured – attributed to AGEs, said the report. 

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