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Watchdog: 36 Afghan Women Killed, Wounded Since January

The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said that at least 36 Afghan women have been killed or wounded since the start of January, as violence continues to surge around the country. 

According to the AIHRC, from the figures, 14 women were killed and 22 more were wounded.

“We call on the UN to use its leverage on both sides so that these acts of violence are stopped,” said Zabihullah Farhang, spokesman for the AIHRC.

This comes a day after three women working for the polio vaccination campaign were killed in two separate attacks in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.

One of the incidents occurred about 11:30 am local time in the Majboor Abad area Jalalabad’s district 4, during which unidentified gunmen killed a woman who was working on a polio vaccination campaign.

On March 2, Mursal Habibi, Saadia, and Shahnaz, three female employees of Enikass TV, were killed by unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks in the same province.

“It is neither the law of the infidels nor the law of the humans to kill the women,” said Samiullah, a religious scholar.

“Until now we do not know which group did this, we don’t know whether it is Daesh or the Taliban behind it,” said Burhanuddin Nizami, uncle of Baseera, who is Baseera

“I will find the killers---you see here that commanders and elders are not present here, I have ordered them to go and bring the killers or their heads,” said Zia-ul-Haq Amerkhail, the governor of Nangarhar.

Kabul and Nangarhar provinces have been the most affected provinces during this period in terms of targeted killings.

“This is not the first time that such bitter incidents have occurred in Nangarhar,” said Anisa Imrani, MP.

“This is the second time that our sisters are being killed,” said MP Halima Sadaf Karimi.

Afghan government officials say the Taliban are behind these attacks; however, the Taliban has persistently rejected any involvement.

Watchdog: 36 Afghan Women Killed, Wounded Since January

According to the AIHRC, from the figures, 14 women were killed and 22 more were wounded.

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The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said that at least 36 Afghan women have been killed or wounded since the start of January, as violence continues to surge around the country. 

According to the AIHRC, from the figures, 14 women were killed and 22 more were wounded.

“We call on the UN to use its leverage on both sides so that these acts of violence are stopped,” said Zabihullah Farhang, spokesman for the AIHRC.

This comes a day after three women working for the polio vaccination campaign were killed in two separate attacks in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.

One of the incidents occurred about 11:30 am local time in the Majboor Abad area Jalalabad’s district 4, during which unidentified gunmen killed a woman who was working on a polio vaccination campaign.

On March 2, Mursal Habibi, Saadia, and Shahnaz, three female employees of Enikass TV, were killed by unidentified gunmen in two separate attacks in the same province.

“It is neither the law of the infidels nor the law of the humans to kill the women,” said Samiullah, a religious scholar.

“Until now we do not know which group did this, we don’t know whether it is Daesh or the Taliban behind it,” said Burhanuddin Nizami, uncle of Baseera, who is Baseera

“I will find the killers---you see here that commanders and elders are not present here, I have ordered them to go and bring the killers or their heads,” said Zia-ul-Haq Amerkhail, the governor of Nangarhar.

Kabul and Nangarhar provinces have been the most affected provinces during this period in terms of targeted killings.

“This is not the first time that such bitter incidents have occurred in Nangarhar,” said Anisa Imrani, MP.

“This is the second time that our sisters are being killed,” said MP Halima Sadaf Karimi.

Afghan government officials say the Taliban are behind these attacks; however, the Taliban has persistently rejected any involvement.

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