MoI: 210 civilians killed and wounded in Taliban attacks
210 civilians were killed and wounded as the result of 650 Taliban attacks carried out over past two weeks in different parts of the country, says the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
In a video clip released today, Saturday, October 03, Tariq Arian, spokesman for the MoI, says that the Taliban exploded 650 additional landmines during this period.
In their counterattacks, Afghan security forces have inflicted heavy casualties on the Taliban insurgents, Arian added. He, however, did not provide exact number of casualty inflicted on the Taliban militants.
This comes as more than 10 people lost their lives and dozens other were wounded in fresh waves of violence attributed to the Taliban.
As many as, 15 people, including 13 civilians, were killed and 38 others were wounded in a car bombing in Ghanikhel district of the eastern Nangarhar province. The MoI spokesperson blamed the Taliban for the deadly attack.
The militant group, however, has not commented regarding the incident.
Two policemen were killed and two others wounded in a Taliban ambush in Aram Kot area of Kuhband district of the northern Kapisa province on Friday night, October 02, around 10:30 PM. Abdul Shayeq Shorish Kohistani, spokesperson for the province police chief, claimed that a Taliban militant was also killed in clashes with police forces.
A deadly violence in Afghanistan continues despite the Afghan government and Taliban peace negotiators are discussing a peace settlement in Doha. The government has been insisting on a ceasefire while Taliban leaders have displayed little interest for a truce up till now.