The solar year 1399 was once again a challenging year for civilians in Afghanistan in which according to the human rights commission’s report, 2,909 civilians were killed and 5,494 others were wounded in security incidents like bombings, car bomb attacks and targeted killings.
the figures show that of those killed, 543 were children and 323 were women.
“We call on the international community and the United Nations to use their leverage on both sides to reduce violence and agree on ceasefire,” said Zabihullah Farhang, a spokesman for Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. “The tactics that have been used such as roadside bombings and car bomb attacks have led to more civilian deaths and there were targeted attacks, too.”
The United Nations has recorded 3,035 deaths and 5,785 wounded during the solar year 1399 (March 2020 to March 2021).
The figures by the two organizations show that most of the deaths are due to targeted killings, blasts and attacks.
The UN sees the Taliban responsible for 46% of civilian casualties, Daesh for 8% and pro-government forces for 24% of the casualties.
Victims’ families share common stories. Sadgul, a Badghis resident said he has lost his son in five-hour fighting between government forces and the Taliban in Badghis province three months ago.
“Our son was martyred. We were ready to have nothing, but our son should have been alive,” Sadgul said.
Another family in Badghis said they were displaced by the conflicts, something that has left them with many economic problems.