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AIHRC: 27 civilians killed over past four days

As many as 27 civilians were killed and 60 others wounded over past four days in eleven security incidents took place across eight provinces, according to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).

Talking to Kabul Now, Zabihullah Farhang, head of publications and public relations at the AIHRC, said that the civilians were killed or wounded in Kabul, Kandahar, Zabul, Paktia, Paktia, Herat, Maidan Wardak, Badghis, and Kunduz provinces.

The dead victims included 15 men, six women, and six children and the wounded included 34 men, 10 women, and 16 children.

According to the AIHRC, the Taliban are responsible for 54.5 percent of the civilian casualties, unknown armed groups for 36.4 percent, and pro-government forces are responsible for 9.1 percent of the civilian casualties.

Farhang said that the Taliban used landmines and car bombings this week to target military bases which inflicted civilian casualties, adding that international humanitarian laws were violated in the attacks.

As per account of the AIHRC official, airstrikes by Afghan forces also caused civilian casualties.

He further noted that the perpetrators must be hold accountable for their indiscriminate attacks against civilians.