Data collected by TOLOnews shows that 270 civilians and security force members were killed and 173 more were wounded in various security incidents across the country in February.
The findings show that 166 security incidents, including magnetic IED blasts, roadside bomb blasts, targeted attacks and Taliban offensives, occurred in Afghanistan in February.
The data shows that the February casualties are slightly less than what was reported by TOLOnews in January.
This comes as the fate of the peace process is uncertain and concerns over the coming spring "fighting season" are elevated.
TOLOnews' data was confirmed by independent sources to prepare this report.
“Relevant security agencies are not paying attention to the safety of the people,” said Abdul Qahar Majidi, a Kabul resident.
“We call on the Taliban to stop violence,” said Mohammad Ayub, a Kandahar resident.
“Violence has created a lot of concerns among the people. It is good if they make peace,” said Habib-ul-Haq, a Kabul resident.
In January, TOLOnews findings indicated that 271 people were killed and 347 others were wounded in the country in January.
“We hope that the first step should be an immediate end to violence and an announcement of countrywide ceasefire,” said Zabihullah Farhang, head of the media office of Afghanistan'sa Independent Human Rights Commission.
“Violence will continue unless the side that is the cause of violence is pressured,” said Asadullah Nadim, a former army member.
According to the findings, most of the security incidents were due to magnetic IED blasts and targeted attacks in big cities, including Kabul, Nangarhar, Herat, Kandahar and Faryab.
“The international community should increase pressure on the Taliban so that it stops the killing of Afghans,” Interior Affairs Minister Massoud Andarabi said.
Despite a decrease in magnetic IED blasts and targeted attacks in the last two weeks, reports indicate that the fighting might increase with the arrival of the spring season.
Meanwhile, Afghan Republic negotiator Nader Nadery says that 1,523 civilians, including civil society activists, have been killed in the country following the Doha agreement.
He says Afghans “are outraged by this degree of violence” and that “they want peace and an immediate ceasefire.”