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Over 2,550 people killed, injured in Afghanistan last month



(MENAFN - Pajhwok Afghan News) KABUL (Pajhwok): Violence in Afghanistan killed and injured 2,552 people in October with 91 percent spike in attacks compared to September and two percent decline in casualties.

According to the available statistics, in September, 13 people were killed and injured in each attacks on average level while in October seven people were killed and injured in every attacks.

According to Pajhwok report, 374 attacks took place in October in different parts of the country while 196 attacks took place in September.

Pajhwok reports based on different sources showed 1,398 people were killed and 1,154 injured in 31 out of 34 provinces of the country.

Of every eight people four suffered casualties in face to face, one in airstrike, and Election Day attacks and the remaining suffered casualties in suicide, targeted attacks and aircraft crash.

Over half of the attacks accounted for 197 casualties took place in different provinces of the country and out of the remaining half attacks, 23 took place in Faryab, 10 in Nangarhar, 12 in Helmand and the remaining 132 in 28 provinces of the country.

There was no report of violence from Kapisa, Panjsher and Bamyan provinces.

Casualties:

Pajhwok reports showed, 1,398 people were killed and 1,154 others injured in these attacks last month, But Pajhwok could not compile specific casualty figures because different sources provided different versions.

According to the Civilian Protection Advocacy Group (CPAG) a total of 823 people had suffered casualties in all security incidents during October and most of the human losses caused in eastern Nangarhar province where 61 civilians were killed and 67 others wounded.

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Last month there was no single day in which attack did not happen or people have not suffered casualties. Most of casualties took place on the first day of election with 73 people killed and 271 injured in different parts of the country.

The deadliest attack on this day took place in Khairkhana area of Kabul in which 16 people were killed and 20 others injured.

In September, most of the casualties happened in Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia, Jawzjan, Kabul, Uruzgan, Baghlan, Maidan Wardak, Zabul and Farah provinces respectively.

Defence analysts link the rise and fall of casualties in one or the other area to the tactical approach towards fighting.

Military experts believe more casualties happen in a more populated place in guerrilla warfare.

Afghan forces, supported by foreign troops, have been engaged in fighting with the Taliban for the past 17 year.

Past experiences show casualties and attacks surge in Afghanistan in the summer and decline in the winter.

According to Pajhwok reports, there was heavier fighting in last year's spring and summer than in winter and fall. More casualties happened in spring and summer. Although there was a decline in casualties during September, overall the ongoing year was deadlier.

On average, over 21,600 people were killed and injured in the first 10 months of last year. This year, more than 23,000 people have been killed and injured over the first 10 months.

Last year, 25,000 people were killed and injured across the country.

Reconcile and stop fighting

Stop fighting and reconcile is a message to the Taliban from the individuals who have lost their near and dear ones to the ongoing conflict.

Sedique Ahmad Rohani, the resident of Maidan Wardak province, said his uncle was recently killed during the Taliban and security forces clash when was busy in his farm.

'My uncle was the student of 12th class he wanted to study medicine after completing his high school,' he said.

Haji Ghulam, 51, the resident of Farah City's 5th police district, said: 'Current fighting in Afghanistan is ongoing between brothers, I want both sides to stop fighting and reconcile in order to end the killing of Afghans,' he said.

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Over 2,550 people killed, injured in Afghanistan last month

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