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UNAMA Releases Report on Impact of IEDs on Civilians in Afghanistan

The UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report that between 15 August 2021 and 30 May 2023, it has recorded a total of “3,774 civilian casualties (1,095 killed, 2,679 wounded).”

The report, titled "Impact of Improvise Explosive Devices," said that “despite a significant reduction in civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover on 15 August 2021, UNAMA has continued to document significant levels of civilian harm resulting from deliberate attacks employing improvised explosive devices (IEDs)."

“Three quarters of these civilian casualties (2,814 civilian casualties: 701 killed, 2,113 wounded) were caused by indiscriminate IED attacks in populated areas, including places of worship, schools and markets,” the report said.

The report highlighted:

  • "Between the Taliban takeover on 15 August 2021 and 30 May 2023, UNAMA recorded 3,774 civilian casualties (1,095 killed, 2,679 wounded), among them 233 women (92 killed, 141wounded) and 866 children (287 killed, 579 wounded). The leading causes of civilian harm during this period were deliberate IED attacks (2,814 civilian casualties), explosive remnants of war (639 civilian casualties) and targeted killings (148 civilian casualties)."
  • "UNAMA documented at least 2,814 casualties (701 killed, 2,113 wounded) as a result of IEDs from 15 August 2021 – 30 May 2023. Among those killed and wounded were 289 children (75 killed, 214 wounded) and 168 women (64 killed, 104 wounded)."
  • The majority of civilian casualties (1,701) as a result of IEDs were due to such attacks carried out by the self-identified Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP)."
  • "A significant number of casualties (1,095), however, resulted from IED attacks which were never claimed and/or for which UNAMA was unable to attribute responsibility."

The Islamic Emirate has yet to comment on the report.

UNAMA Releases Report on Impact of IEDs on Civilians in Afghanistan

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The UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report that between 15 August 2021 and 30 May 2023, it has recorded a total of “3,774 civilian casualties (1,095 killed, 2,679 wounded).”

The report, titled "Impact of Improvise Explosive Devices," said that “despite a significant reduction in civilian casualties in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover on 15 August 2021, UNAMA has continued to document significant levels of civilian harm resulting from deliberate attacks employing improvised explosive devices (IEDs)."

“Three quarters of these civilian casualties (2,814 civilian casualties: 701 killed, 2,113 wounded) were caused by indiscriminate IED attacks in populated areas, including places of worship, schools and markets,” the report said.

The report highlighted:

  • "Between the Taliban takeover on 15 August 2021 and 30 May 2023, UNAMA recorded 3,774 civilian casualties (1,095 killed, 2,679 wounded), among them 233 women (92 killed, 141wounded) and 866 children (287 killed, 579 wounded). The leading causes of civilian harm during this period were deliberate IED attacks (2,814 civilian casualties), explosive remnants of war (639 civilian casualties) and targeted killings (148 civilian casualties)."
  • "UNAMA documented at least 2,814 casualties (701 killed, 2,113 wounded) as a result of IEDs from 15 August 2021 – 30 May 2023. Among those killed and wounded were 289 children (75 killed, 214 wounded) and 168 women (64 killed, 104 wounded)."
  • The majority of civilian casualties (1,701) as a result of IEDs were due to such attacks carried out by the self-identified Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province (ISIL-KP)."
  • "A significant number of casualties (1,095), however, resulted from IED attacks which were never claimed and/or for which UNAMA was unable to attribute responsibility."

The Islamic Emirate has yet to comment on the report.

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