30 insider attacks occurred within Afghan forces between June and August of 2019, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which is “nearly double the number” reported last quarter.
That brings this year’s total to 49 attacks, which resulted in 167 casualties, according to the report. While there have been three fewer attacks this year compared to the same period last year, there were 56 more ANDSF casualties.
“There have been five more attacks and 30 more casualties than roughly the same period in 2017,” it said.
SIGAR’s report also reported an increase in the number of females in the Afghan security forces.
The women in the Afghan security forces this quarter, according to the RS Gender Advisor Office, numbered 6,395 female personnel, which is an increase of 933 women since last quarter and about 1,900 women compared to roughly the same period in 2018.
The increase since last quarter includes” 721 women in the ANP and 212 in the ANA,” it said.
The vast majority of ANDSF female personnel (4,371) are in the ANP, including 165 women in the General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU), the report said.
“There are 2,024 female personnel in the ANA, including 110 in the AAF and 20 in the ASSF,” it said.