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‘89 Civilians’ Killed in Attacks in Past 2 Weeks: NSC

Numbers released by the Afghan government indicate that "89 civilians" were killed in "Taliban attacks" in the last two weeks.

The Taliban has released a statement rejecting these claims.

The information provided by the National Security Council (NSC) says that "150" civilians were also wounded in Taliban attacks in the last two weeks.

In the latest incident, at least "7 Afghan security forces members, 15 Taliban fighters and a child" were killed as a result of fighting in Takhar province, according to NSC data.

Both the Afghan government and the Taliban have blamed each other for the attacks.

 “They killed 89 civilians and wounded 150 others in 29 provinces of the country,” said Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the NSC.

“I am confident that all forces are committed to peace. If the Taliban respond positively to the message of peace, we will remain committed, but if the Taliban launch attacks and insist on war, we will give them proper response,” said Massoud Andarabi, the acting Minister of Interior.

“The war in Afghanistan is a meaningless war, it is the war of the aliens,” said Abdul Hakim Munib, the Minister of Hajj and Pilgrimage.

“15 Taliban fighters were killed and five more wounded, six others were arrested by the security and defense forces,” said Mohammad Jawad Hejjri, a spokesman for Takhar governor.

 According to a chart provided by the NSC, Kandahar has the highest number of civilian casualties with 22 killed, while Kabul has the highest number of wounded, with 42.

Other provinces mentioned in the chart are Uruzgan (one killed, one wounded), Badghis (one killed), Parwan (4 killed, 3 wounded), Paktia (3 wounded), Paktika (2 killed, 1 wounded), Takhar (1 killed, 5 wounded), Jawzjan (2 wounded), Sar-e-Pul (9 killed, 9 wounded), Ghazni (3 killed, 4 wounded), Ghor (6 killed, 4 wounded), Faryab (5 killed, 9 wounded), Kabul (5 killed, 42 wounded), Kapisa (1 killed, 11 wounded), Kunduz (7 killed, 10 wounded), Kandahar (22 killed, 33 wounded), Kunar (6 killed), Logar (3 killed, 2 wounded), Nangarhar (2 killed, 3 wounded), Nuristan (1 killed, 1 wounded), Herat (1 killed, 3 wounded), Helmand (1 wounded), Wardak (7 wounded), Badakhshan (4 killed), Baghlan (1 killed), Daikundi (1 killed), Zabul (1 wounded), Laghman (1 killed) and Nimroz (1 wounded).

This comes as the two sides observed a three-day ceasefire during Eid al Fitr last month. According to sources, an unannounced truce between the two sides has continued with a reduction in attacks by the Taliban.

‘89 Civilians’ Killed in Attacks in Past 2 Weeks: NSC

The information provided by the National Security Council (NSC) says that "150" civilians were also wounded in Taliban attacks in the last two weeks.

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Numbers released by the Afghan government indicate that "89 civilians" were killed in "Taliban attacks" in the last two weeks.

The Taliban has released a statement rejecting these claims.

The information provided by the National Security Council (NSC) says that "150" civilians were also wounded in Taliban attacks in the last two weeks.

In the latest incident, at least "7 Afghan security forces members, 15 Taliban fighters and a child" were killed as a result of fighting in Takhar province, according to NSC data.

Both the Afghan government and the Taliban have blamed each other for the attacks.

 “They killed 89 civilians and wounded 150 others in 29 provinces of the country,” said Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the NSC.

“I am confident that all forces are committed to peace. If the Taliban respond positively to the message of peace, we will remain committed, but if the Taliban launch attacks and insist on war, we will give them proper response,” said Massoud Andarabi, the acting Minister of Interior.

“The war in Afghanistan is a meaningless war, it is the war of the aliens,” said Abdul Hakim Munib, the Minister of Hajj and Pilgrimage.

“15 Taliban fighters were killed and five more wounded, six others were arrested by the security and defense forces,” said Mohammad Jawad Hejjri, a spokesman for Takhar governor.

 According to a chart provided by the NSC, Kandahar has the highest number of civilian casualties with 22 killed, while Kabul has the highest number of wounded, with 42.

Other provinces mentioned in the chart are Uruzgan (one killed, one wounded), Badghis (one killed), Parwan (4 killed, 3 wounded), Paktia (3 wounded), Paktika (2 killed, 1 wounded), Takhar (1 killed, 5 wounded), Jawzjan (2 wounded), Sar-e-Pul (9 killed, 9 wounded), Ghazni (3 killed, 4 wounded), Ghor (6 killed, 4 wounded), Faryab (5 killed, 9 wounded), Kabul (5 killed, 42 wounded), Kapisa (1 killed, 11 wounded), Kunduz (7 killed, 10 wounded), Kandahar (22 killed, 33 wounded), Kunar (6 killed), Logar (3 killed, 2 wounded), Nangarhar (2 killed, 3 wounded), Nuristan (1 killed, 1 wounded), Herat (1 killed, 3 wounded), Helmand (1 wounded), Wardak (7 wounded), Badakhshan (4 killed), Baghlan (1 killed), Daikundi (1 killed), Zabul (1 wounded), Laghman (1 killed) and Nimroz (1 wounded).

This comes as the two sides observed a three-day ceasefire during Eid al Fitr last month. According to sources, an unannounced truce between the two sides has continued with a reduction in attacks by the Taliban.

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