A study by TOLOnews shows that the holy Ramadan month this year (May 27 to June 25), during which Muslims from all over the world fast from dawn to dusk, was the deadliest month in the past 15 years with deadly terrorist attacks in Kabul, Paktia, Herat and Helmand provinces, which claimed more than 230 lives and wounded over 800 others.
In this month, in addition to military places, insurgents targeted sacred places such as mosques which faced serious reaction from religious scholars.
“This never can be called Jihad. It is the murder of the people, it is not rational, it is unfaithful. It shows they (insurgents) have not realized religion and Islam,” said Ghulabuddin Rashikh, a religious scholar.
The following are the deadly incidents happened during the Ramadan month this year:
Explosion in Khost province – 18 killed and six wounded
Truck bombing in Zanbaq Square in Kabul – at least 150 killed and 600 wounded
Suicide attack in burial ceremony an lawmaker’s son – seven dead and 87 wounded
Armed attack on a mosque in Paktia – three killed and five wounded
Suicide attack in front of the Great Mosque of Herat – eight killed and 16 wounded
Suicide attack on al-Zahra Mosque in Kabul – five killed and 10 wounded
Taliban’s coordinated attack on Police Special Unit in Paktia – six killed and 34 wounded
Suicide attack in Lashkargah city in Helmand province – 34 killed and 60 wounded
“If such attacks had happened elsewhere in the world, the entire world would have been sad, but in Afghanistan, the blood of the people worth only a condemnation,” said Lal Gul Lal, head of the Afghan Commission for Human Rights.
Of those who lost their family members in the deadly incidents, Abdul Fatah, is one of them, who says he is still searching for the body of his son who disappeared after the massive truck bombing in Kabul city earlier this month.
Fatah’s son, Farhad, 32, was taxi driver in the city.
“I tried not to cry, because other family members of him (Farhad) will cry too. I am trying to stay calm and give morale to my family members. Killing an innocent is allowed in no religion,” Fatah said.