In the first quarter of 2017 in Afghanistan 2 180 people were killed or injured. These data are presented in a new report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, presented today by the UN Mission for assistance to Afghanistan and the Afghan Independent Commission on human rights, reports the UN news Center.
The UN mission for assistance to Afghanistan called on the parties to the conflict in that country to take concrete measures to protect civilians, who are still the main victims of conflict.
The report States that this year increased the number of dead and wounded women and children.
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“We are talking about civilians and the increasing number of women and children, who are the main victims of this conflict”, – said the head of the Mission, Tadamichi Yamamoto.
Approximately 62% of those killed and wounded in 2017 – victims of violence by anti-government forces. 21% of all victims – the result of military operations national and international security forces. 72 people were killed and 76 injured as a result of air operations.
400 Afghans were blown up by improvised explosive devices and about the same number have suffered because of suicide bombers.
On 15 April in an airstrike USA the most powerful non-nuclear bomb on the terrorists of the Islamic state in Afghanistan was eliminated 82 of the fighter.
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